Issue details

20/00028 - A20 London Road Aylesford Junction Improvement

Background:

 

  • The scheme involves the removal of the existing signalisation and provision of an elongated roundabout at the crossroads junction of A20 London Road with Hall Road and Mills Road.
  • The A20 is a key route into Maidstone and to M20 J5 from the west.  Mills Road serves the Quarry Wood industrial and retail estate that serves over eighty firms including a supermarket.  The existing junction is at capacity with regular congestion at peak periods and it will come under increasing pressure from committed and future developments in the area.  Although the junction is located within Tonbridge & Malling Borough area the scheme is complementary to the proposed Maidstone Integrated Transport Programme of schemes.
  • The objective of the scheme is to improve the efficiency of the junction and provide additional capacity together with dedicated signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and rationalised bus layby locations.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/03/2020

Decision due: Not before 21st Apr 2020 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance to statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Russell Boorman, Project Manager 03000 413538 Email: russell.boorman@kent.gov.uk.

Consultees

The proposed decision was considered and endorsed at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 17 July 2020..

Financial implications: The estimated cost of the A20 London Road Ayelsford roundabout scheme is £3.5m; the allocation from the Local Growth Fund is £2.2m and Developer Contribution of £1.3m. Costs of developing the scheme are included within the estimate. Feasibility design work was funded via a previously endorsed SELEP Business Case.

Legal implications: Heads of Terms have been drafted for the sale of the required third-party land and are to be communicated to the landowner in due course. It is not anticipated that this process will be delayed, and negotiations continue with the landowners representative who attends the Project Steering Group Meetings.

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment has been completed for this project, see background documents. This has concluded that none of the Protected Characteristics are affected by the proposed scheme and therefore KCC will periodically review this document whilst keeping all the relevant groups informed and updated.

Decisions

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