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A28 Sturry Link Road


Approval status


Fully approved

Delivery status


Design in progress

Expected completion date


Spring 2025

This project will deliver a new link road between the A291 and the A28, to the south west of Sturry, Canterbury.  The LGF funding will contribute to the cost of constructing a bridge over the railway line and the Great Stour river, to enable traffic to avoid the Sturry level crossing and the congested road network in the area. A spine road will be constructed through a new development site to connect the new bridge with the A291.  This spine road is essential to enable traffic to use the new bridge and will be funded and delivered by the developer. The overall objective of the project is to tackle the existing congestion problem which currently exists at the Sturry level crossing and at the A28/A291 junction.  The A28 currently carries 20,000 vehicles per day, but with six trains passing per hour, the level crossing is closed for up to 20 minutes per hour during peak periods, causing severe congestion to trips on the A28.  This level of congestion is a major constraint on development to the north east of Canterbury.

Project progress

Due to exceptional circumstances which arose during Covid-19 and the cancellation of local authority planning committees the project was delayed. Regular updates were received by the Accountability Board during this period and can be referenced by following the following links:

Accountability Board 15 November 2019

Accountability Board 14 February 2020

Accountability Board 3 July 2020

Accountability Board 18 September 2020

Accountability Board 20 November 2020

Accountability Board 12 February 2021

Accountability Board 12 March 2021

Accountability Board 2 July 2021

Accountability Board 10 September 2021

Accountability Board 19 November 2021

Accountability Board 11 February 2022

Accountability Board 27 May 2022

The Project now has all planning permissions in place and is currently in the process of acquiring the necessary land in order to deliver the project.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

Find out more here
Funding value: £5.9m
Total Project cost: £29.6m
Return to Capital Investment