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Kent Strategic Congestion Management programme


Approval status

Fully approved

Delivery status

Construction in progress

Expected completion date

Spring 2021

The initial aim of the programme was to enhance the effectiveness of the existing Highways Management Centre (HMC) through a technology refresh.

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.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£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.

Find out more here
Funding value: £4.8m
Total Project cost: £4.8m
Return to Capital Investment