Overnight essential maintenance A249 Sittingbourne Road


Whilst the volume of traffic on our highways is still substantially reduced. Kent County Council Highways are taking the opportunity to carry out road repairs, maintenance, and resurfacing; particularly to roads that are normally heavily used.

As part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be resurfacing A249 Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone between A249 Andrew Broughton Way and Bearsted Road – including the Penenden Heath Road/Bearsted Road roundabout.

These road surface improvement works are programmed to start on the 9th June 2020 and should take 19 nights (excluding weekends) to complete. These activities will be undertaken between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 each night. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty there is a risk these works could be canceled at any time.

Please follow this link to read the full notice including suggested diversion routes and contact points.

Ian Chittenden, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Maidstone North East commented, "With the increase in traffic along the Sittingbourne Road, surface cracking and sinkage problems have increased substantially and, while there will be some short term inconvenience, we regularly receive complaints about the state of the road and it is pleasing that the work has now been scheduled".


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