Funding has been announced from the Government’s Road Investment Strategy to improve roads in the South East of England. Following complaints from many local residents regarding potholes on the A2, this is something I have been pressing for some time for action to be taken. Part of the funding will go to resurfacing and repairing potholes on the A2 and the ongoing replacement of 12 bridge bearings at the Port of Dover.
It is an important part of my job as Member of Parliament to press for the right road infrastructure to be planned, funded and delivered for our community.
A number of residents have raised concerns about potholes along the A2, which take heavy wear from lorries and bad weather. I have pressed for these improvements for some time so I welcome the Government funding for this much needed work.
Alongside these repair roadworks, I continue to have meetings with Highways England and Government Ministers about the ongoing work on the Dover A2 major upgrade proposals to strengthen our local road network for the long term.
I have also had lengthy discussions with Kent County Council’s highways team and Highways England about designing improvements for the Whitfield and Duke of York roundabouts to ease congestion and make more free-flowing for local traffic.