KCC announces £3.5m roundabout plans at Quarry Wood to ease traffic congestion
Friday 12th February 2021
PLANS have been announced to build a roundabout at Quarry Wood, Aylesford, in a bid to improve traffic flows in the heavily congested area.
Kent County Council (KCC) has opened a public consultation running until March 18 for the structure on the A20 London Road junction with the South Aylesford Retail Park.
The £3.5m roundabout plan comes after traffic modelling by KCC to ease congestion at peak times.
If approved, the work would start in the summer after work to Coldharbour roundabout is finished. The project will take around a year to complete.
It would create an additional lane between Mills Road and the western A20 with the removal of traffic lights currently there.
It is hoped traffic queues will be lessened in Hall Rd.
Pedestrian crossings would have to be moved further back on the approaches.
KCC highways cabinet member Cllr Michael Payne claimed the scheme would help to absorb traffic increases predicted in the next 30 years inclduing massive building developments in Hermitage Lane.
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