Words and picture by Ray Duff

Overnight road resurfacing works will close the top of Dover Road, from its junction with Joyes Road through to the Hill Road junction with Dover Hill roundabout.

The closures are for eight weeknights, not including weekends, from 13 May to approximately 25 May between 2000 hrs and 0500 each night.

Traffic diversions are in place and the evening 102 buses to and from Dover are diverted at the Skew Rail arches along Canterbury Road and Creteway in both directions.

It should also be noted that there are several sets of roadworks for various reasons, both day and night, due between the end of May and mid June in and around central Folkestone which will require all traffic to be diverted. See www.kent.gov.uk/highways for the info.


Full details of closures and diversions…

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL 

A260 Hill Road, A260 Dover Road & Dover Road (C652), Folkestone 

(PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) 

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 

TEMPORARY ORDER 2022 

To allow carriageway resurfacing works to be carried out, Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on A260 Hill Road, part of A260 Dover Road, and part of Dover Road (C652), Folkestone. 

A closure is planned between 20:00 hours and 05:00 hours (excluding weekends), from 13th May 2022, with estimated completion by 25th May 2022, or where stated on a valid Permit (GE70502967098-01 & GE70580668777-01 – Kent County Council). The scheduled dates may vary for these works with appropriate signage displayed on site and the works will be displayed on One.Network 

The roads will be closed as detailed below: 

A260 Hill Road will be closed for the entire length. 

A260 Dover Road will be closed for a distance approximately 30 metres south of the junction with A260 Hill Road, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. 

Dover Road (C652) will be closed for a distance approximately 30 metres north of the junction with A260 Hill Road, to the extent indicated by signs and barriers on site. 

The closure is required for the safety of the public and 

workforce while carriageway resurfacing works are undertaken by Kent County Council. 

The alternative route for any Eastbound traffic is via A260 Hill Road Roundabout, A260 Hill Road Dual Carriageway, A259 Canterbury Road, A259 Black Bull Road, A2033 Foord Road, A2033 New Street, A2033 Bradstone Road, A2033 Dover Road, and A260 Dover Road. 

The alternative route for any Westbound traffic is via A260 Dover Road, A260 Southern Way, A260 The Tram Road, A2033 Harbour Street, A2033 Tontine Street, A2033 Dover Road, A2033 Grace Hill, A2033 Foord Road, A259 Radnor Park Road, A259 Pavilion Road, A259 Black Bull Road, A259 Canterbury Road, A260 Hill Road Dual Carriageway, and A260 Hill Road Roundabout. 

For information regarding this closure please contact Kent County Council on 03000 418181, who will be able to assist with the scope of these works.

Simon Jones, Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport. Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

By Ed

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