Road of Remembrance

Kent County Council (KCC) has announced the Road of Remembrance closure in Folkestone is to be extended until it is considered safe to reopen the route leading to the beach and harbour.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been extended to the end of 2024 to carry out ground investigations, surveys and design work, and subsequent remedial works to stabilise the embankment.

KCC has stated its position remains the same that the road will only re-open once it is safe to do so!

The essential investigations will assess the condition of the embankment and outline a solution that will prevent future landslips to ensure the safety of road users.

KCC is aware of events taking place over the coming months which will be affected by this closure and advise event organisers to get in touch with Folkestone and Hythe District Council (FHDC) via Apply4. KCC Highways is working closely with event organisers and FHDC to support with route changes.

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Neil Baker, said: “A complex situation like this one ultimately leads to a complex solution. This is an essential road closure to ensure the future of the Road of Remembrance is successful and safe.

“I know this will be very disappointing news to the residents of Folkestone, particularly how it affects certain events in the town. We are working closely with Folkestone and Hythe District Council and event organisers to support where we can so the events run smoothly.”

The current TTRO will be in place until 31 December 2024. This is not an indication of when the road will re-open. For updates on the works visit Road of Remembrance, Folkestone – Kent County Council

By Ed

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