Canterbury drivers warned to expect 20 weeks of delays – thanks to new bus lane

Roadworks are due to start

Roadworks lasting 20 weeks will cause delays on one of Canterbury’s busiest roads this spring.

The work by Kent County Council’s highways unit will see a new bus, cycle and taxi lane added to the Sturry Road.

With controversial housing projects contained in the city council’s Local Plan for areas to the east of Canterbury, traffic coming into the city is expected to increase markedly.

KCC said: “Future development in Sturry, Hersden, Herne Bay and beyond will increase the number of people wishing to travel into the city centre for work, shopping, leisure, education etc. from the north east.

“Many of these additional movements will be along the A28 Sturry Road and it is important to minimise the
growth in traffic.”

During the work a one-way system heading towards Canterbury city centre between Vauxhall Road and South Street will be put in place.

Traffic going away from the city centre will be diverted via Kingsmead Road, Broad Oak Road and Vauxhall Road, where it will rejoin the A28 Sturry Road.

The work is due to start on April 9 and last up to 20 weeks.



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