Mark the date on your calendar…. The A21 will be open for use on Thursday 21 September. Highways England have said:
We plan to open the road on the 21 September without any traffic management and at the national speed limit. We will continue to landscape the surrounding area. We may need to temporarily close lanes in the future so our vehicles can safely access the area and carry out this work.
We will continue with:
- construction of the Blackhurst Lane footbridge
- work on the non-motorised user route across the project
You can keep up to date on the project on the Highways England Website
Thank you for contacting the A21 Tonbridge to Pembury Inbox regarding the closure of Tonbridge Road.
As you are aware we will be closing the existing Tonbridge Road on the approach to the Longfield Road roundabout, including the roundabout itself. Road users will be able to travel along the new slip roads and the new roundabout, both of which are currently being constructed and are located to the west of the existing carriageway – please refer to the attached sketch for the planned layout.
We have been working with Kent Police, Kent County Council and Pembury Hospital and we have agreed with Kent County Council for them to re-programme the traffic lights that are located at the A228 / Tonbridge Road crossroads in order to steady the throughput of traffic onto the A228.
We will be publicising this closure through forthcoming scheme updates and display boards at Pembury Hospital.
Currently road signs indicate closure between 20th August and Spring 2017
Further delays on the finishing of the road works reported by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38104273