‘Rather green’ footbridges
The colour of footbridges included in the junction 10a scheme have sparked controversy. The first of the two - the Kingsford Street bridge, pictured, - was put in place in November during an overnight M20 closure. But at an ABC joint transportation board meeting in December, the committee’s chairman Cllr Paul Bartlett questioned Highways England’s choice of green paint. The Conservative councillor said: “I see the bridge has gone up with its very splendid looks but it is also very green. “I guess that’s it, isn’t it? Do you plan to paint it a more amenable colour? “I know it is all in the eye of the beholder but it is rather green.” The Kentish Express can now reveal the second footbridge - which will be replace the Church Road footbridge over the A2070 which was demolished in June - will be the same green. Mr Selby said: “I don’t particularly see any faults with the colour. “In the winter it sticks out a bit, but in summer it will blend in with the vegetation.” Mr Selby says a new roundabout - which will connect the A2070 with a new two-way link road leading to the new M20 junction - is set to be fully operational at the same time as junction 10a in September. The roundabout is being built close to Sevington church.