Highways England will carry out more repairs to A2

Highways England will carry out further repairs to the A2

The A2 between Canterbury and Faversham will have to undergo further maintenance work – just weeks after a major repair was undertaken.

Highways England said today (Friday) that the work will be carried out as soon as possible.

Yesterday, the Canterbury Journal revealed that craters and pits had once again started appearing on the London-bound section at Boughton.

They have emerged since Highways England carried out substantial repairs to the road in mid-March following two weeks of sub-zero weather.

Snow and ice in the February and March cold snap left the road looking like the surface of the moon.

Potholes on the London-bound A2 between Brenley Corner and Boughton

Highways England says it became aware of the potholes during its most recent inspection, which took place on Tuesday, May 8.

Spokesman Jack Tappin said: “We’re aware of a small number of defects here following routine safety inspection on Tuesday.

“Our maintenance teams are currently planning to make the required repairs and will do this as soon as possible.

“Safety is Highways England’s top priority.

“We are re committed to ensuring that our road network remains safe for road users.

“With that in mind we carry out a weekly safety inspection to identify any carriageway defects which present a risk to the travelling public.

Another inspection is planned inspection for May 15.

Roofer Aaren Wilkinson from Canterbury is among those to have seen the potholes.

The 29-year-old said: “Some of the potholes near Boughton look like they might have been there a while so you have to ask why they weren’t fixed when during the repairs in March.

“If they were fixed then, they have been open for a while. But some of the holes are most definitely fresh.

“They have opened up in what is obviously brand new tarmac.”


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