Swanley Town Council

White Oak Estate, Swanley

We are upgrading existing and installing new dropped kerbs

What are we planning to do?

Kent County Council are planning to make pedestrian access improvements to provide a continuation of route through the estate to Swanley town centre and amenities to the south east.

The proposals will include upgrading existing dropped kerb crossings with the provision of tactile paving and to install new dropped kerbs in several roads on the estate including; Russett Way, Walnut Way, Conifer Way, Wisteria Gardens, Aspen Close, Leydenhatch Lane, Alder Way, Shurlock Avenue, Northview, The Spinney, Hilda May Avenue, The Sycamore Drive, Alexandra Close,  Kettlewell Court, Bonney Way, Hollytree Avenue, Oakleigh Close, B2173 London Road, Bartholomew Way and Garrolds Close.

When will the work start and how long will it take?

The work will take around six weeks to complete, commencing on 9th October 2017 (excluding weekends), between the hours of 7am and 5pm.  We will put up signs along the road, before we start, showing the date we plan to start work.

How will we carry out the works and how will it affect you?

The works will be undertaken using footway closures to give our contractor a safe area within which to carry out construction.

We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality.

If your vehicle is usually parked on the carriageway, please make sure you park it somewhere else away from the site whilst the works are carried out.

Why do we want to do this work?

Kent County Council are upgrading/installing these dropped kerbs to assist disabled and vulnerable pedestrian movements providing a continuation of route through the estate.

This will be of particular benefit to pedestrians accessing the local schools, shops and other amentites in the community.

The scheme will provide a safer pedestrian link between northwest and southwest Swanley.

The scheme will seek to encourage local residents to use the pedestrian route to Swanley.

This scheme is being funded by the Local Transport Plan (LTP) block allocation for 2017/18.

We have a legal duty to produce a LTP to demonstrate to Kent’s residents and local businesses our strategies and priorities to make sure transport is playing its part in making Kent a great place to live, work and do business.

Our current LTP can be found on our website www.kent.gov.uk

Keeping you and our staff safe

We want to complete the works as quickly as we can and without causing you too much inconvenience.

So please respect our workers’ space and safety by driving carefully and slowly through the roadworks.

Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers go too fast through roadworks.

Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace and our staff work next to moving traffic and risk injury every day to maintain and improve the highway for everyone.

Please keep this leaflet safe in case you need to contact us

For further information or to find out more about what we do please visit our website www.kent.gov.uk/highways where you can also report a fault on any of our roads across Kent.

You can find us on Twitter@KentHighways.

If you have a problem during the works or need to contact us in an emergency you can call us on 03000 41 81 81.

We often ask residents to fill in a short feedback survey that we will post through your door after we have completed our works so please help us by filling this in and sending it back freepost.

You can also do this survey on line at www.kent.gov.uk/roadworkssurvey.

WARNING – Beware Bogus CallersKent County Council Highways & Transportation do not allow works to be carried out on private properties.

If anyone says they are working for us or our specialist contractors and offer to carry out any work for cash they should be treated with caution and you are advised to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.