Strood Town Centre Project

The project aims to improve:

  • the reliability of journey times through the town
  • pedestrian facilities
  • the look and feel of the town to encourage more people to visit

We are also aiming to boost economic growth, provide new jobs in the town and create a place that people are proud to live, work and visit.

The improvements are to take place across the town centre in phases, with completion anticipated to be in 2019.

View the Strood Town Centre proposals

View the timeline of Strood's regeneration progress

Commercial Road improvements

Future phases

Further improvements will be made in 2019.

Proposals include:

  • improved pedestrian routes
  • planting of more shrubs and trees
  • more seating areas
  • cycling facilities
  • further improvements to the road layout at Cuxton Road and Station Road to reduce congestion
  • new road surface within the town centre

Access during the works

Works start on 10 May 2019 to remove the existing block paving from the road in Strood High Street and replace it with asphalt.

In order to do these works safely, Strood High Street will be closed for up to 10 weekends from Friday 10 May 2019. 

The closures will be in place from 8pm on the Friday evening and the road will remain closed until 5.30am on the following Monday morning. 

Signed diversions will be put in place whenever the road is closed. 

Additional bus services will be provided during this period and notices will be put up at bus stops along the route. 

You will still be able to access traders, shops and homes along the High Street. 

Our contractor will use the closure period to carry out as much work as possible to minimise future disruption.

If there are no delays due to circumstances outside of our control we will aim for these works to be completed by end of July. 

Thank you for your patience and continuing to support local businesses while works are carried out

Download the Strood Road Closure guide for closure dates and diversion details.

A copy of the guide will be delivered to residents and businesses before the resurfacing of the High Street begins. You can also get information at Strood Community Hub.

For more information about the Strood Town Centre Project email


We have previously held consultations about the proposed improvements. View the results in the Final Strood Draft Action Plan Consultation Report.

Strood Train Station

The project has also provided funding towards the new railway station building at Strood, which was delivered by Southeastern and opened in 2017 as part of the National Station Improvement Programme. 

Find out more about the Strood Town Centre project by emailing