Sections of the A28 to be resurfaced

The A28 from Station Road in Chartham to Howfield Lane is to be resurfaced

The A28 Ashford Road from Station Road in Chartham to Howfield Lane is to be resurfaced.

Work is scheduled to be carried out later in this financial year and will be part of a programme of improvements Kent County Council is carrying out.

Further resurfacing work will take place on the A28 between Upstreet and Sarre up to the boundary with Thanet District Council.

A report detailing all the improvement works will be presented to the Joint Transportation Board, which consists of county and city councillors, when it meets at the Guildhall this week.

It states: “The A28 is inspected on a monthly basis and any safety critical defects found prior to the programmed works being concluded will be repaired based on its priority.

“The recent severe weather event caused a significant amount of damage to the carriageways network across the county.

“The initial winter recovery period looking at the immediate damage caused to the highway network including potholes which has now been superseded by the Find and Fix programme.”

Kent County Council is making almost £500,000 available for roads work in the Canterbury City Council area.

The report added: “A quote is anticipated for some surfacing to be done for the carriageway area from the traffic lights
at A2 off slip towards Thannington community centre.

“Works are dependent on budget allocation. The area in the middle from Thannington Resource centre to Howfield lane will continue to be monitored. There are no safety critical defects at this point.”

The Joint Transportation Board meets at the Guildhall at 7pm on Tuesday. The meeting is open to the general public.


  1. Main roads get resurfaced, even when they look ok, if they are perceived to post a road safety hazard, or perhaps if they are likely to cause an accident for which the County Council might get sued. Side roads are travelled at snail’s pace because of their appalling condition so they are not perceived as a safety hazard and only the worst potholes get fixed … it’s time to fork out those tenners I wrote about last month and fix our side roads, I don’t remember there being much support for the idea though.


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