A299 Thanet Way – UPDATE 07/04/2017 ***FULL COMPLETION OF SCHEME***

I am pleased to be able to provide one final update regarding the critical repairs and resurfacing being undertaken on the A299 Thanet Way.


I can now confirm that all verge reinstatement and kerbing works are complete both London bound and coast bound on the A299 Thanet Way. This represented the final activity as part of the A299 Thanet Way project and as a result of the completion of this activity all works, road closures and lane closures are now finished.


I would like to take this opportunity to provide a bullet pointed summary of the output of this project and to provide a perspective  on the scale of the works produced over the past 4  months of works. Other activities have of course taken place as part of this large multi-faceted  project on a variety of assets but in the main as part of the critical resurfacing works we have:


  • Completed the resurfacing of 150’000 sqm metres of carriageway, equivalent to the surface area of 21 Wembley Stadium football pitches or 17 Twickenham Rugby Fields.


  • Have removed (and later resurfaced) over 28000 tonnes of material equivalent to 67 International Space Stations or 1555 laden double decker buses.


  • Completed the reinstatement of 44 ‘000 linear metres of lining equivalent to the length of the Isle of Wight


  • Undertaken 70 nights of work in 11 hour shifts over a 4 month period. This equates to over 7000 man hours for the resurfacing crews alone, without including specialist civil crews, a significant number of traffic management operatives and the supply chain as a whole.


As per my previous email of the 23/03/2017, there is the potential scope to undertake more resurfacing works on the A299 Thanet Way, later in this year, depending on council priorities and resources available. Should this be the case you will be notified in good time, using the stakeholder and programme management processes developed as part of this scheme.


It leaves me to say a final thank you for your support and assistance over the past few months which has been constantly appreciated and made the delivery of this scheme that little bit easier for all those involved in this process.

Thank you once again and I wish you a pleasant and relaxing break in the upcoming Easter weekend and for 2017 as a whole.


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  | www.kent.gov.uk/resurfacing |