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 will take place across the town centre in phases. We expect the improvements to be complete in 2019.

A new leaflet will be delivered in August to businesses and residents in Strood providing an update on the final improvements.

View the Strood Town Centre proposals 

View the timeline of Strood's regeneration progress

Commercial Road improvements

Current work in progress

How it may affect your journey

Work started on 29 July 2019 to install improved traffic signals at the junction of Station Road and High Street. Temporary three way traffic lights are in place for up to three weeks. 

The site is being monitored and changes have been made to help with traffic flow at peak times. It is still likely that some queuing will take place, especially during peak periods. 

The works are being carried out in the school holidays to help minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


There may be a need for short lengths of footways to be closed during working periods but you will still be able to access traders, shops and homes along the High Street. 

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

Business compensation is not considered

The works are intended to boost the regeneration of Strood and the attractiveness of Strood for residents and businesses. 

This is seen as a benefit to all businesses located in Strood, the advantages of which are likely to outweigh any short-term inconvenience.  For this reason, Medway is not considering compensation to businesses.


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 is also available at Strood Community Hub.