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Horsmonden Parish Council

Horsmonden Crossroads, Tunbridge Wells -Start of Works Notice

By Lucy Noakes Horsmonden Parish Council

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Horsmonden Parish Council Contributor


Horsmonden Crossroads, Tunbridge Wells

Safety alterations undertaken under road closures



What are we planning to do?

Kent County Council are planning to undertake alterations to improve the safety surrounding the crossroads at Maidstone Road, Lamberhurst Road, Goudhurst Road and Brenchley Road at Horsmonden.These measures include:

  • Buff coloured High Friction Surfacing on Maidstone Road and Lamberhurst Road.
  • Improved signage throughout the junction including Goudhurst Road and Brenchley Road.
  • Alterations to the lining to improve visibility and awareness.
  • Additional ‘SLOW’ markings on the carriageway.

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

Preworks will begin the week commencing 21st May 2018, wherby localised road patching will be underataken to provide a suitable surface for laying the High Friction Surfacing. These preworks will be undertaken with 4-way Traffic Lights during the night.

The main works will be undertaken using 2-way Traffic Lights on the nights of 29th and 30th May 2018. Road Closures will be required on Lamberhurst Road and Maidstone Road on the night of 29th May 2018 and possibly the night of 30th May 2018 to give our contractor a safe working area. This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date. We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible, 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. There will be no parking within the work area during the nights of 29th and 30th May 2018.

Why do we want to do this work?

Kent County Council are undertaking these alterations following a series of incidents within the vicinity of the crossroads at Horsmonden.  Kent County Council takes road safety very seriously and reducing the number of people injured on our roads is one of the County Councils top priorities.

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.

Contact Information

Lucy Noakes

Find Horsmonden Parish Council

The Parish Office, Horsmonden Village Hall,, Back Lane, Horsmonden, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8LH


Additional Information

The Parish Office is located to the rear right hand side of the Village Hall. Parking for five cars is available in front of the Village Hall