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   KCC Road Surface Improvement - A249 Detling Hill (Southbound) - 31 March 2019 (1 night)    March 19, 2019

KCC Road Surface Improvement (Resurfacing) A249 Detling Hill (Southbound), Detling – 31 March 2019 (1 night)


As part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be undertaking resurfacing and other ancillary works at the A249 Detling Hill (southbound only) between the Stockbury roundabout and the roundabout to the M20 junction 7.


These road surface improvement works are programmed to start on the 31st March 2019 and should take 1 night to complete. These activities will be undertaken between the hours of 20.00 – 06.00 on the nights work and we expected to be completed by 6am on Monday 1st April 2019.


This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your home. We will also put up signs along the road, before we start, showing the date we plan to start work.

During these essential works it will be necessary to close the road completely so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users.


The diversion route will be via the M2 (London bound) between junction 5 to 3, A229 Bluebell Hill (southbound) from M2 junction 3 to the M20 junction 6 and the M20 (coastbound) junction 6 to 7.


Please note that they will be NO ACCESS to Detling village via the northbound A249 and its various right-hand turns. Access to Detling will be maintained (and fully signed) from the A249/M20 junction 7 roundabout utilising Bearsted Road and Hockers Lane.


We will remove the existing road surface by a method known as milling. The complete area will then be swept by a mechanical sweeper to ensure the prepared surface is clean and free of dust and debris. If required, the existing manhole covers, and rain water gully gratings will be adjusted or replaced to the correct level before the new surface is laid. Please note that this operation is noisy and can be prolonged as it is carried out using pneumatic hand tools.

The new surfacing material will then be laid using a machine called a paver and compacted with a roller. This is a quick process and dependant on the design will either be a one or two-layer process. Finally, following completion of the surfacing, all associated road markings will be re-painted. The road will then be re-opened. Please note that during the whole process, audible warning reversing sirens will be heard along with flashing beacons; this is a health and safety requirement and cannot be turned off but will be kept to a minimum.


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