Work to create a new slip road on Medway City Estate, to help ease congestion, is due to begin later this month.
We secured £1.7million from the government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF), through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), to create a new slip road to bypass the roundabout from Medway City Estate onto Berwick Way. The improvement works aim to help traffic leave the estate more easily during peak times.
Jackson Civil Engineering will be carrying out the works, which are due to begin on Monday, 13 September. The new slip road is expected to be completed in early 2022.
To ensure the improvement works are carried out as quickly, and safely, as possible, a temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place on Berwick Way and a lane closure will be in place, whilst the works are carried out. Motorists are encouraged to take extra care when driving through the roadworks.
In 2018 we consulted with businesses on the estate to get their views on what further measures could be put in place to help ease congestion. Following the consultation, traffic lights were installed at the Anthonys Way-Berwick Way roundabout to alleviate some of the congestion and additional loading and parking restrictions were put in place in January 2019.
Helping improve journey times on Medway City Estate
Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “I am pleased that works will soon begin on a dedicated slip road for motorists leaving Medway City Estate. We are committed to doing everything we can to help improve journey times for people who work on the estate and we hope the new slip road will further alleviate congestion at peak times. Our contractor will do all they can to reduce the impact the works will have on traffic in the area and I’d like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding whilst the works take place.”
Making the commute easier
South East LEP Chair Christian Brodie said: “This project will make the commute much easier for workers in this area, reducing congestion on the estate and future-proofing the road network for years to come. As businesses reopen and more people begin travelling back to work, we are pleased that work is underway to improve peak-time traffic.”
We will continue to keep businesses up-to-date throughout the works.