I am pleased to be able to provide a positive update regarding the critical repairs and resurfacing being undertaken on the A299 Thanet Way between November 2016 to the end of March 2017.
I can now confirm that as of yesterday morning (22nd March 2017) resurfacing works on the coast bound A299 Thanet Way are now completed and the speed limit for the coast bound Thanet Way has been reinstated to National Speed throughout all sections.
This now represents the end of resurfacing works and night closures on the A299 Thanet Way for this project.
As per my previous communications minor works to reinstate the verge and kerbing within sections previously resurfaced are currently being undertaken under off peak lane one closures in order to minimise disruption to road users and the general public. These minor works are expected to last into next week and I will provide a courtesy email to you to inform you when these are completed.
Please may I make you aware at this stage that we are exploring options to undertake further resurfacing on the carriageway of the A299 Thanet Way to complement the substantial works undertaken over the past several months. These potential works will be on a far smaller scale to those recently undertaken are will be wholly dependent on resources and other County requirements moving forward into the 17/18 financial year. The completion of works and road closures on the A299 will no doubt be welcomed by regular road users and local residents and I am particularly grateful for their patience and understanding as these works have progressed. To reiterate any potential future works will be undertaken at a later date to allow the local communities a much deserved respite and I am confident that with the stakeholder management processes developed for this project any further works and road closures on the Thanet Way can be managed in such a way to minimise disruption to these communities and the wider public.
Finally I would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your patience, support and assistance throughout this entire project which has been very much appreciated from all involved.
Jonathan Dean | Road and Footway Asset Engineer | Highways, Transportation and Waste | Kent County Council | Ashford Highway Depot, 4 Javelin Way, Henwood, Ashford, Kent TN24 8AD | External: 03000 418181 | www.kent.gov.uk/resurfacing |