Published: Friday, 29th May 2020

Work on Medway’s roads has continued during the coronavirus pandemic.

Medway Council’s Frontline Services teams are key workers and they have continued to carry out a range of works including pothole repairs, resurfacing and replacing crash barriers to keep Medway’s roads safe.

Since Monday, 23 March the council’s Highways team has repaired 1,602 carriageway defects, including potholes, fixed 492 footway defects, including safety repairs, and renewed 10,668 metres of road lines, including double yellow lines, to ensure motorists continue to park safely on Medway’s roads.

The Street Lighting team has repaired 435 lighting defects including fixing illuminated signs and bollards, fitted 127 lanterns and installed 20 new lighting columns.

The council’s Streetworks team has also processed 2,612 permits to enable a wide range of contractors and utilities companies access roads to carry out essential repairs.

Keeping Medway moving

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “It is incredibly important that we continue to carry out essential works on Medway’s roads to ensure that NHS workers, emergency services and other key workers are able to get to where they’re needed. Our Highways team is continuing to carry out a range of works to keep our roads well maintained to keep Medway moving. I would like to thank our staff, as well as all key workers for their continued hard work during these challenging times.”

'We deeply appreciate the hard work and sacrifices made by all key workers'

Alistair Thompson, managing director of VolkerHighways, said: “We’re proud to support local communities with essential road maintenance projects to ensure that infrastructure is in a good condition for the delivery of essential goods and services. We deeply appreciate the hard work and sacrifices made by all key workers in every sector, and we’re pleased our efforts ensure that local services operate safely and efficiently.”

'Continuing to keep Medway’s roads safe'

Ruth Du-Lieu, Assistant Director of Frontline Services at Medway Council, said: “We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our highways team and VolkerHighways for their tireless work continuing to keep Medway’s roads safe.”

Residents can continue to raise highway faults online but Medway Council is asking people not to approach highways staff whilst going about their work to respect social distancing.

Report a highways issue online. 

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