Pembury Road closed for five nights

A21 closure starts to bite and adds up to an hour on journeys
Congestion on the A21

Kent Highways, a division of the county council, is carrying out patching repair work between the A21 roundabout and Calverley Road.

This will begin on Pembury Road around 8pm on Monday, November 12, and is expected to take five nights. It will be open as normal during the day.

A diversion has been implemented [see panel for details] around the Sherwood ward as Kent Highways remove and replace ‘poor road surface’.

Cllr David Neve, of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s opposition Liberal Democrat group, said 8pm is ‘too early’ to enforce the complete closure.

“These closures are usually enforced from 10pm to 6am,” said the St James’ ward representative.

“It will put a lot of pressure through Sherwood roads as around 8pm there will still be a lot of traffic going to the cinema [at Knights Park estate].

“The work has to be done, but it seems strange for it to be this early.”

The 1.2mile section along Pembury Road leads past Dunorlan Park.

A spokesman for the county council offered: “It is inevitable residents and businesses near the works will experience some disruption.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, but we will try to keep this to a minimum.”

The diversion in place

WESTBOUND (Pembury to Tunbridge Wells) – Pembury Road, Tonbridge Road, Longfield Road, Lamberts Road, Liptraps Lane, Birken Road, Sandhurst Road, Upper Grosvenor Road, Meadow Road, Goods Station Road, Victoria Road, Garden Road, Lansdowne Road and Calverley Road

EASTBOUND (Tunbridge Wells to Pembury), – Calverley Road, Camden Road, Victoria Road, Goods Station Road, Grosvenor Road, Upper Grosvenor Road, Sandhurst Road, Birken Road, Liptraps Lane, Lamberts Road, Longfield Road, Tonbridge Road and Pembury Road.

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