Scheme updates

12 April 2017 

A road closure is currently in place between the Shell garage and the junction of Plumpudding Lane where we will be working to excavate access holes within the carriageway until Thursday 13 April.

The traffic management signs for the road closure will remain in place over the Easter weekend, however we’re hoping to give traffic a route through as our works will be fenced off and kept in tight.

22 March 2017
Our £550,000 scheme to install 2,200 metres of pipeline in Highstreet Road, Dargate Road, Ford Walk and Coombe Walk started on 13 February with work taking place in Ford Walk and Coombe Walk first.

From mid-April, work will take place along Highstreet Road, from the junction with the Thanet Way entry slip road. Work will then progress along Dargate Road to the Thanet Way junction. This scheme is expected to take up to 12 months to complete.

Where possible, we will be using directional drilling techniques to excavate a series of pits which the pipe will run between. If this is not achievable, traditional trenching techniques will be used.

As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, road closures will be in place for the duration of these schemes. However, please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Signs will also be in place around the working area to indicate which way traffic should flow.

Construction will be carried out in sections, with the road being returned to its original state upon completion of one section before the working area moves along to the next stage.

Work will take place during normal working hours, although there may be some activities at weekends.

Bus services:

We have liaised with the incoming bus service operator Regent and agreed that the bus service to Highstreet Road and Dargate Road will be maintained for duration of the work. At times, where there the bus is unable to safely pass our works, the bus will make pick-ups either side of the works, turnaround and return to its normal service route. Regent will be continually informed of these events.