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Subject: Highway Works Programme 2011/12

Maidstone Joint Transportation Board

17 January 2018

 

Highway Works Programme 2017/18

 

Decision Making Authority

Kent County Council

Lead Director

Roger Wilkin

Lead Head of Service

Andrew Loosemore

Lead Officer and Report Author

Susan Laporte

Wards and County Divisions affected

Maidstone District

Classification

Information Only

 

 

Summary: This report updates Members on the identified schemes approved for construction in 2017/18

 

 

1. Introduction

 

This report provides an update and summarises schemes that have been programmed for delivery in 2017/18

 

Footway and Carriageway Improvement Schemes – see Appendix A

Drainage Repairs & Improvements – see Appendix B

Street Lighting – see Appendix C

Transportation and Safety Schemes – See Appendix D

·         Casualty Reduction Measures – See Appendix D1

·         Integrated Transport Schemes – See Appendix D2

·         Local Growth Fund – See Appendix D3

Developer Funded Works – Appendix E

Bridge Works – see Appendix F

Traffic Systems – see Appendix G

Combined Member Fund - See Appendix H

 

Conclusion

 

  1. This report is for Members information

 

 

 

Contact Officers:

 

The following contact officers can be contacted on 03000 418181

 

 

Susan Laporte                                     Maidstone District Manager

Alan Casson                                       Senior Asset Manager                       

Katie Moreton                                                 Drainage Manager & Interim Structures Manager

Sue Kinsella                                        Street Lighting Manager

Toby Butler                                         Traffic & Network Solutions Asset Manager

Jamie Hare                                         Development Agreement Manager   

Jamie Watson                                    Senior Schemes Programme Manager

 

 

Appendix A – Footway and Carriageway Improvement Schemes

 

The delivery of these schemes is weather dependent; should it prove not possible to carry out these works on the planned dates, new dates will be arranged and the residents will be informed by a letter drop to their homes.

 

 

Machine Resurfacing – Contact Officer Mr Byron Lovell

Road Name

Parish

Extent of Works

Current Status

A20 London Road

(The Broadway)

Maidstone

 

Between Gyratory and Maidstone West Train Station

 

To be designed, awaiting utility works.

 

Footway Improvement - Contact Officer Mr Neil Tree

Road Name

Parish

Extent and Description of Works

Current Status

Tonbridge Road

Maidstone

From opposite Milton Road to Bower Mount Road

(Footway Reconstruction)

Completed

Saltwood Road

Tovil

Entire length

(Footway Protection).

Completed

Avington Close

Tovil

Entire length

(Footway Protection).

Completed

Langdale Rise

Maidstone

Entire length

(Footway Protection).

Completed

Milford Close

 

Maidstone

Entire length

(Footway Protection).

Completed

Surface Treatments – Contact Officer Mr Jonathan Dean

Micro Surfacing

Road Name

Parish

Extent and Description of Works

Current Status

Buckland Hill

Maidstone

Pevensey Court to Buckland Road

Completed

B2079 Goudhurst Road

Marden

West Field House to Pattenden Lane

Completed

West Street

Hunton

East Street to Mill Lane (Omitting section o/s primary school)

Completed

Royston Road

Bearsted

Spot Lane to Rosemary Road

Completed

Madginford Road

Bearsted

Royston Road to Willington Street

Completed

Stockett Lane

Coxheath

B2163 Heath Road to Forstal Lane

Completed

Hubble Drive

Downswood

Valentine Road to either end cul de sac

Completed

Valentine Road

Downswood

Willington Street to Hubble Drive

Completed

B2163 Heath Road/Ewell Lane

West Farleigh

Heath Road (Right angle junction) to Lower Road (past road to Good Intent PH) including around triangle

Completed

B2010 Yalding Hill

Yalding

Lughorse Lane to Shingle Barn Lane

Completed

Vicarage Road

Yalding

Yalding Hill to Mill Lane

Completed

Claygate Road

Yalding

Jarmons Lane to Victoria Cottage

Completed

Admiral Road

Hucking

Hollingbourne Hill to South Lees Lane

Completed

Pested Bars Road

Boughton Monchelsea

Joy Wood/Brishing Lane to Cliff Hill

Completed

B2010 Dean Street

East Farleigh

Lower Road to join with Old Tovil Crescent up to Sheals Crescent

Completed

Hogbarn Lane

Harrietsham

Stede Hill to Ringlestone Road

Completed

Pinnock Lane

Staplehurst

A229 Cranbrook Road to j/w Goudhurst Road

Completed

Howland Road

Marden

Meadow Way to Battle Lane

Completed

Benover Road

Yalding

Between Willow Grove and The Chestnut Tree

Completed

Five Oak Lane

Staplehurst

From junction with Wilden Park Road to junction with Five Ash Lane

Completed

The Landway

Bearsted

From junction with Plantation Lane to Birling Avenue

Completed

Five Ash Lane

Staplehurst

From junction with Five Oak Lane to junction with Pagehurst Road

Completed

Lenham Road

Ulcombe

From junction with Gravelly Bottom Road to junction with Chegworth Road

Completed

West Street

Harrietsham

Between junction with A20 Ashford Road and junction with Hook Lane

Completed

College Road

Maidstone

Between junction with B2010 Tovil Road to junction with Sheals Crescent / Hayle Road

Completed

Church Road

Harriersham

Between junction with A20 Ashford Road and Marley Road

Completed

Surface Treatments – Contact Officer Mr Jonathan Dean

Surface Dressing

Road Name

Parish

Extent and Description of Works

Current Status

A229 Staplehurst Road

Marden

End of HFS on bends to Chart Hill Road, Cross at Hand to joint with 2015/16 SD

 

Completed

The Street

Wormshill

Black Post crossroads to Wormshill church bends

 

Completed

 

 

 

 

Appendix B – Drainage Repairs & Improvements

 

Drainage Repairs & Improvements - Contact Officer Katie Moreton

 

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

Queens Road

Maidstone

Removal of some surface water from the Southern Water sewer

Further cleansing work has removed the need for improvements. Awaiting Landowner’s permission to carry out final cleansing in Argos site in Leafy Lane

Honey Lane

Otham

Junction of Avery Lane, alterations to drainage system to reduce debris from blocking grates

Road closure planned for Feb 2018

 

 

Appendix C – Street Lighting

 

Structural testing of KCC owned street lights has identified the following as requiring replacement. A status of complete identifies that the column replacement has been carried out. Programme dates are identified for those still requiring replacement. 

 

Street Lighting Column Replacement – Contact Officer Sue Kinsella

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Status

Wallis Avenue

KWAD x 4 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Erith Close

KEAZ002

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Boxley Road

KBHB004

Walderslade

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Alkham Road

KAAO x 5 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Victoria Street

KVAJ005

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Aldon Close

KAAL x 3 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Ardenlee Drive

KAAZ x 5 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Birchington Close

KBCO x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Bargrove Road

KBAL x 4 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Tovil Hill

KTCA x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Northfleet Close

KNBH x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Waterlow Road

KWAT x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Beckenham Drive

KBBG x 3 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Pheasant Lane

KPBI x 15 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Linton Road

KLBS x 4 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Eynsford Road

KEBF x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Consort Close

KCFG x 2 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Netley Close

KNAB002

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Leigh Avenue

KLAW x 3 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Hart Street

KHBA x 3 columns

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Riverhead Close

KRBB005

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Stockbury Drive

KSFJ004

Maidstone

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Impton Lane

KIAC x 5 columns

Walderslade

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

McCabe Close

KMGA x 3 columns

Staplehurst

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

Maidstone Road

KMAK011

Lenham

Structural Replacement

Expected completion by March 2018

 

 

Appendix D – Transportation and Safety Schemes

 

Appendix D1 – Casualty Reduction Measures

 

Identified to address a known history of personal injury crashes

 

Location

Parish

Description of Works

Lead officer

Current Status

A274 Sutton Road j/w St Saviours Road

Urban

Review of traffic signal operation, minor signal head alteration

Jennie Watson

Various junctions along Sutton Road are currently being investigated by Major Projects Team which will include this in any proposals

A229 Royal Engineers Rd and Fairmeadow roundabouts

Urban

Replace and improve advance direction signs on the A229 approaches to the two roundabouts

Paul Brand

Works completed

A229 Upper Stone Street j/w Brunswick Street

Urban

Sign design

Jennie Watson

Works completed

A229 Upper Stone Street near Tesco Express

Urban

Carriageway marking improvements

Paul Brand

Handed over for delivery – Substantially completed - Remedial Works required

A229 Lower Stone Street/Knightrider street

Urban

Stop line at traffic signals to be moved back

Jennie Watson

Works completed on site

 

 

Appendix D2 – Integrated Transport Schemes

 

All other LTP funded non-casualty reduction schemes

 

Location

Parish

Description of Works

Lead officer

Current Status

Old Chatham Road

Boxley

Implementation of improved pedestrian and cycle facilities

Jennie Watson

Project has been placed on hold whilst overall funding for improvement schemes is investigated due to potential overspend this financial year. 

 

 

Appendix D3 – Local Growth Fund

 

Local Growth Fund programme update for the Maidstone Borough

 

The Department for Transport (DfT) added £100m to the Local Growth Fund (LGF) pot in order to fund Local Sustainable Transport Fund Style schemes. KCC subsequently submitted four Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) capital bids 1) East Kent – A network for Growth, 2) Kent Thameside – Integrated door-to-door journeys and 3) West Kent – Tackling Congestion. The fourth was for Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration, which included a highway improvements scheme in the Lower High Street as well as additional LSTF style measures. The objective of all of the capital bids is to boost economic growth by decreasing carbon emissions and reducing congestion.

 

The Kent Thameside, West Kent and Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration bids were all successful. The schemes aim to:

 

·                     improve access to employment and services

·                     reduce the need to travel by the private car

·                     enhance pedestrian, cycle and public transport facilities

·                     improve sustainable transport connections

 

The following schemes have been submitted as part of the successful West Kent LGF this financial year.

 

Local Growth Fund (Transport Innovations)

Scheme Name

Description of Works

Current Status

Maidstone East Station Forecourt Scheme

Re-development of the station building and forecourt to improve the transport interchange

A revised agreement has been assigned by KCC and Network Rail to confirm additional funds to the project. The contractor has been appointed and design works are underway. Site clearance works have begun and tree removals are to take place early 2018.

 

Appendix E – Developer Funded Works

 

NB Phase 3 Maidstone town centre (Week Street/Gabriels Hill) advised. Expected start Spring 2018

 

Developer Funded Works (Section 278 Agreement Works) Maidstone Borough

Contact Officer: Claremarie Vine

Additional Officers for sites Jamie Hare, Aaron Divall, Steven Noad, Jennie Watson & Sarah Sims

Scheme Name

File Ref.

Officer

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

BP Tudor Service Station, London Road

MA003072

CV

Allington

Alterations to existing access

Works almost complete: pedestrian crossing point and additional signage still to do.

Bunyards Farm, Beaver Road

MA003047

AD

Allington

New bellmouth junction and associated ancillary works related to new development

Works in maintenance

Bell Farm, North Street

MA003098

SN

Barming

New accesses to split sites, shared surface and new crossing point

Technical approval granted

Cross Keys

MA003100

JH

Bearsted

New access, crossing point and parking area

Agreement signed

Heath Road/Church Street

MA003111

SS

Boughton Monchelsea

New access, footway works, yellow lines and crossing upgrade

Submission received

Hubbards Lane

MA003084

CV

Boughton Monchelsea

Two accesses to minor developments

Works completed on both accesses, pedestrian crossing point to add

Langley Park, Sutton Road

MA003028

AD

Boughton Monchelsea

New roundabout and associated ancillary works for new development

Works substantially complete, new footway to be constructed soon

Maidstone Studios, New Cut Road

MA003110

SS

Boxley

Zebra crossing and pedestrian crossing points

Submission received

St Michaels Close, Aylesford

MA003103

SS

Boxley

Waitrose car park, new access

Awaiting technical approval

Heath Road

(North side)

MA003063

CV

Coxheath

New access and footway works

Works largely completed. Sales office access to be removed

Linden Farm, Stockett Lane

MA003107

SS

Coxheath

Access to new development and footway link to community hall

Submission received

Bell Farm, Ashford Road

MA003094

CV

Harrietsham

Realignment of Church Road to form new access onto A20. New footway along A20

Works along lower part Church Road (East Street) and A20 junction completed. New footway along A20 imminent.

Ashford Road (opp West St Village ctr)

MA003058

CV

Harrietsham

Upgrade of existing bellmouth junction

Works in maintenance

Lenham Road (North side)

MA003062

CV

Headcorn

New footway to site and extend speed limit boundary

Works completed

Lenham Road (South side)

MA003057

CV

Headcorn

New footway

Agreement prepared

Grigg Lane, Lenham Road,

 

MA003050

CV

Headcorn

Access onto Grigg Lane and Lenham Road. Footway on Grigg Lane

New accesses at Grigg Lane and Lenham Road in place, new footway on Grigg Lane substantially completed

Oak Lane and Wheeler Street

MA003048

CV

Headcorn

New footway plus junction improvements

Works completed

Ledian Farm

MA003086

JH

Leeds

Proposed new access to development site at Ledian Farm

Letter of Agreement signed

Caring Wood House Caring Road

MA003083

CV

Leeds

New minor access

Works completed and in maintenance

8 Faversham Road

MA003032

CV

Lenham

New access

In maintenance

Old Ashford Road

MA003018

CV

Lenham

New footway plus access

Approaching end of maintenance, bus stop location to amend

The Lodge, Beaver Road

MA003091

AD

Maidstone

New footway and crossing point

Works complete

Wallis Avenue Phase 3, Parkwood

MA003085

CV

Maidstone

Some stopping up of highway completed for redevelopment of old carpark and shops area opp. Longshaw Road

Works to 3 realigned accesses part completed. Carriageway resurfacing will follow completed development

The Coppice, A274 Sutton Road

MA003076

AD

Maidstone

New toucan crossing

Agreement signed

Buckland Rise, Buckland Hill

MA003074

CV

Maidstone

Redesigned access

Maintenance ended. Area part of KCC resurfacing works


Hermitage Lane/ Howard Drive

MA003070

AD

Maidstone

New access for development (opposite the quarry entrance)

Works complete

King Street

MA003064

JH

Maidstone

Access into new retirement home on site of form AMF Bowling

Adopted

Hermitage Lane, (opp. Maidstone Hospital)

MA003060

JH

Maidstone

New traffic signal junction

All works and Road Safety Audit (Stage 3) completed

Bridge House Nursery, London Road

MA003051

AD

Maidstone

Traffic signal junction alterations at Beaver Road

All works completed and in maintenance

Oakapple Lane/ Hermitage Lane

MA003046

AD

Maidstone

New bellmouth junction and associated ancillary works for new development including new bus stop

Main works complete, remedial works awaited

531 Tonbridge Road

MA003045

CV

Maidstone

Service layby for new retail unit

Works complete, in maintenance

Brooklyn Yard

MA003041

CV

Maidstone

New access

Approaching end of maintenance period, land transfer to complete.

Land to the north of Sutton Road (The Coppice)

MA003040

AD

Maidstone

New right turn lane and bellmouth junction

Works partly completed

Imperial Park

MA003017

AD

Maidstone

New right turn lane and bellmouth junction, plus associated footway works

Works substantially complete

McDonalds drive-through, Hart Street

MA003013

CV

Maidstone

New access, improvements to Hart Street.

Approaching the end of maintenance – a structure affecting the highway requires maintenance agreement, ongoing

Goudhurst Road, Church Green (linked to Napoleon Drive and Plain Road development)

MA3118

CV

Marden

Upgrade existing zebra crossing to puffin crossing outside school. Install zebra crossing near rail station. Bus kerbing to add for library stops

Agreement not yet signed

Howland Road

 

MA003088

 

SN

Marden

New development access

Agreement signed, highway works expected to commence early 2018

Goudhurst Road/West End (Plain Road site)

MA3118

CV

Marden

Upgrade to puffin crossing outside school and install Zebra by station. Bus Borders to add.

Submission received – linked to Plain Rd/Napoleon Drive development

Napoleon Drive and Plain Road

MA003079

CV

Marden

New access on each road for new housing development

Works to Plain Road access carried out. New bus stop waiting area may have pole and flag added. Napoleon Drive near completion.

The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road

MA003066

MA003067

CV

Marden

New access and associated upgrade works

Access substantially completed, village gateway to be agreed

MAP Depot, Goudhurst Road

MA003012

CV

Marden

New bellmouth junction and footway

Works substantially complete. Remedial works requested and interactive speed sign awaiting installation

Hen and Duckhurst Farm, Marden Road

MA003109

CV

Staplehurst

New roundabout for development access

Submission received

Fishers Farm (East) Headcorn Road (Redrow)

MA3106

SS

Staplehurst

Realignment and new access at Headcorn Road/Pile Lane junction

Access complete. Re-connection to Pile lane to be completed separately

Fishers Farm (West), Headcorn Road (Bovis)

 

CV

Staplehurst

New access onto Headcorn Road

Agreement not yet signed

Woodford Park

MA003099

SS

Staplehurst

New access for 9 dwellings

Revised plans awaited. Agreement not yet signed

Bell Lane

MA003080

AD

Staplehurst

New footway provision extending existing towards main road

Works complete. In maintenance

Bell Lane

MA003030

CV

Staplehurst

Upgrade of existing access for new development

Works complete. In maintenance

Oliver Road Staplehurst

MA003019

CV

Staplehurst

Ped crossing to Marden Road, junction markings and bus boarders

Crossing works on Marden Road to be planned in ASAP once finalised. Due Jan 2018

The Oaks, Maidstone Road

MA003078

CV

Sutton Valence

Upgrade existing vehicle crossing access to bellmouth with tactile crossing

Submission approved. Works on hold until construction complete

Valdene Industrial Estate

MA003054

CV

Sutton Valence

Upgrade of existing bellmouth plus extension to footway

Road Safety (Stage 2) Audit complete

Tovil Green Lane

MA003095

CV

Tovil

New footway and crossing point to side of site

Works require remedial action

Cripple Street Maidstone

MA003093

CV

Tovil

New access to development, widening and footway works

Works completed and in maintenance

Gatland House, Gatland Lane

MA003081

CV

Tovil

Parking restrictions, signage, road markings and tactile crossings for new school

Works completed, temporary yellow lines in situ as deterrent for school traffic. TRO consultation report at Jan 18 JTB

Church Road Tovil (Courteney School)

MA003049

JH

Tovil

New access

Adopted

Site opposite cottages 129-147 Dean Street/Farleigh Hill

MA003007

CV

Tovil

New access and speed limit relocation, new footway and bus stop provision

Works completed and in maintenance

Hampstead Lane

MA3101

SS

Yalding

Relocate access to new development at old depot adj. station. Minor footway works

Agreement not yet signed

Developer Funded Works (Section 106 Works)

Scheme Name

File Ref.

Officer

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

A 20 Ashford Road

1819-S106-MA-486

JW

Harrietsham

Village improvement works including speed limit, lining, crossing points

Currently at outline design stage. Recent update of scheme progress given to Parish Council and KCC Member Shellina Prendergast

 

Appendix F – Bridge Works

 

Bridge Works – Contact Officer Katie Moreton

 

Road Name

Parish

Description of Works

Current Status

No works planned.

 

Appendix E – Traffic Systems

 

There is a programme of scheduled maintenance to refurbish life expired traffic signal equipment across the county based upon age and fault history. The delivery of these schemes is dependent upon school terms and holiday periods; local residents, businesses and schools will be informed verbally and by a letter drop of the exact dates when known.

 

Traffic Systems - Contact Officer: Toby Butler

 

Location

Description of Works

Current Status

Sandling Road/ Station Road, Maidstone

Refurbishment of traffic signal controlled junction

Completed October 2017

 

Appendix H – Combined Member Fund

 

Combined Community Grant (Highways) programme update for the Maidstone District.

The following schemes are those, which have been approved for funding by both the relevant Member and by Roger Wilkin, Director of Highways, Transportation and Waste. The list only includes schemes, which are

·                     in design, or

·                     at consultation stage, or

·                     about to be programmed, or

·                     have recently been completed on site.

 

The list is up to date as of 2 January 2018.

 

The details given below are for highway projects only.  This report does not detail -

·                     contributions Members have made to other groups such as parish councils, or

·                     highway studies, or

·                     traffic/non-motorised user surveys funded by Members, or

·                     requests for tree planting to be funded by Members

 

 

Dan Daley and Rob Bird

Details of Scheme

Status

18/19-CMG-MA-532 - Queens Avenue, Maidstone

 

TRO consultation for part one way street and corner protection

Detailed design in progress and will be out to consultation on the no entry and partial one way from 22 December 2017 to 12 January 2018

 

 

1.1               Legal Implications

1.1.1         Not applicable.

1.2               Financial and Value for Money Considerations

1.2.1         Not applicable.

1.3               Risk Assessment

1.3.1         Not applicable.

Contacts: Susan Laporte 03000 413696