Published: Friday, 4th August 2023

Works to improve the shared footpath and cycle path on A228 Four Elms Hill are due to take place next week.

The work is due to start on Monday, 7 August and expected to last for around four weeks.

The improvement works include widening and resurfacing the footpath and cycle path, road marking and traffic sign improvements as well as junction improvements at Beacon Hill Lane.

To enable the works to be carried out safely one of the two lanes of the A228 south-west bound, towards Strood, will need to be closed. The lane will be closed from the Peninsula Way roundabout through to Four Elms roundabout.

A temporary 40mph speed limit from Beacon Hill Lane to Four Elms Roundabout will also be in place whilst the works are ongoing.

The lane closure and temporary 40mph speed limit are planned to be put in place on Sunday, 6 August to allow works to start the following day.  

The slip road to and from Upchat Road will also be closed in both directions for the duration of the works, and Beacon Hill Lane will be closed for approximately one week. Signs will be put up on site confirming the dates that Beacon Hill Lane will be closed. 

The footpath on the south-western side of A228 Four Elms Hill, towards Strood, will be closed from Beacon Hill Lane to the Upchat Road slip road. A temporary walkway will be in place to maintain pedestrian access.

We have sent letters to residents and businesses in the area to inform them of the works.

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