Kent Strategic Congestion Management programme
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, More than £2m, LGF1
Construction in progress
Expected completion date
This activity commenced in the 2015/16 financial year and is ongoing. This HMC is seen as an essential component which supports and strengthens the Council’s ‘Growth without Gridlock’ strategy.
Three such hotspots have been identified and improvements to these will be delivered from the SELEP fund in 2016-17. These are at:
- A229 Loose Road, Maidstone: Armstrong Road and Sheal’s Crescent junctions
- A292 Mace Lane and Wellesley Road junction, Ashford
- A292 Somerset Road and Canterbury Road junction, Ashford.
In addition to the hotspot schemes, funding from SELEP will be used to provide a contribution to a pan-European project to introduce a connected Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) corridor from Blackfriars in London to the Port of Dover via the M2 and A2 through Kent.
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.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.