Trees lost in plans to dual busy A road

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Transport Update -

The du­alling of the prob­lem­atic A28 in Ash­ford was also dis­cussed at the Joint Trans­porta­tion Board on Tues­day.

Pro­ject man­ager John Farmer from Kent County Coun­cil said the plans for the busy Chart Road would see it trans­formed into a dual car­riage­way be­tween the Tank and Mata­lan round­abouts.

The £33m scheme also in­cludes plans to add foot­paths and cy­cle paths along both sides of the road and im­prove the junction to Loudon Way which leads to the God­in­ton Park hous­ing es­tate.

As part of the plans, some trees would be lost on the God­in­ton side of the road, and “traf­fic noise screen­ing” will be added.

Cllr Bernard Heyes (Con. God­in­ton) said: “A ma­jor con­cern is to pro­tect the res­i­dents of God­in­ton Park, which to a de­gree it has been achieved.

“But I still think we need more de­tails of noise mit­i­ga­tion.”

Cllr Jes­samy Blan­ford (Con. Great Chart with Sin­gle­ton), said the widened road would make a big dif­fer­ence to peo­ple who move to Chilm­ing­ton Green.

Peo­ple are ex­pected to be con­sulted on the plans in Novem­ber.

Sub­ject to ap­proval, it is es­ti­mated that con­struc­tion could be­gin in 2018/19 and take be­tween 18 months and two-years.

For­eign lor­ries parked at Or­bital Park

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