Issue details

20/00028 - A20 Hall Road Junction Improvement

Proposed decision:

 

Approval to take the highway improvement through development and delivery including authority to progress any statutory orders and to enter into funding, land and construction contracts.

 

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

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

Consultees

The proposed decision will be considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 31 March 2020.

Financial implications: None. Scheme is fully funded by Local Growth Fund (LGF) and from S106 planning obligation contributions

Legal implications: None

Equalities implications: The detailed scheme design will consider equalities aspects. A screening report has been completed and a full EqIA will be developed.