Thanet Way (A299) update – message from KCC Highways

Please find enclosed within this email the latest update regarding the critical repairs and resurfacing being undertaken on the A299 Thanet Way between November 2016 to the end of March 2017.

Now that we are entering the final week of major resurfacing activities I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding our latest programme and upcoming works.

The heavy resurfacing works are due to be completed this week with our final night of resurfacing activities planned to be undertaken on Friday 17th March 2017 in section 2 coast bound, between Whitstable and Herne Bay. We will also be lifting the 50mph speed limit within this section on the last night of works and restoring this back to national speed and this will be completed in conjunction with the resurfacing by 7am on Saturday 18th March 2017.

So you are aware we will be undertaking two nights of additional works from Monday 20th March 2017 20.00 – 07.00 on the A299 Thanet Way coast bound between Herne Bay and St Nicholas Roundabout in order to complete the high friction surfacing on the approach to the roundabout at this location. We will also use this opportunity to restore the speed limit back to national speed between Herne Bay and the St Nicholas Roundabout and upon completion of this activity the speed limit on the A299 Thanet Way will be fully restored to 70mph/NS throughout all sections, London bound and coast bound. I will contact you next week upon completion to confirm in a final update on the resurfacing activities.

You may be aware also from information contained in my previous email that additional day time works are being undertaken to restore the kerb line and verge in areas where deeper resurfacing was required due to site conditions.  I am pleased to be able to confirm a programme for these activities (starting on the 20th March 2017) and have detailed these below in bullet point format in chronological order. To confirm these works will be undertaken during the day under a lane one of two closure only and between 09.30 – 15.30 (off peak) to minimise disruption to the travelling public.

  • London bound kerbing works between St Nicholas Roundabout to Herne Bay will be undertaken on the 20th March 2017 for 2 days
  • London bound kerbing works between Herne Bay to Whitstable will be undertaken on the 21st March 2017 for 2 days
  • Coast bound  kerbing works between the Whitstable coast bound services and Whitstable off slip will be undertaken on the 22nd March 2017 for 2 days
  • Coast bound kerbing works between Whitstable and Herne Bay will be undertaken on the 23rd March 2017 for 3 days, not including the weekend.

To reiterate these works will be undertaken during the day, off peak between 09.30 – 15.30 and will involve a lane one / nearside lane closure only.  I will continue to update you as required should any dates and times for our Thanet Way activities change during the next 14 days as a result of weather or site conditions.

Once again many thanks for your continuing patience and support throughout this project and as always please don’t hesitate to contact Byron, Ben or myself regarding any queries you may have over the Thanet Way project.


Kind Regards

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  | |