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Jackson completes congestion busting road scheme

Jackson has recently completed a £4.8m congestion-busting road scheme in Thanet, Kent, which has been heralded as a boost for residents, businesses and the local economy.

The project involved a series of improvements to Poorhole Lane, thus allowing traffic to by-pass the busy A256/A254 Westwood Roundabout. Work included widening the road, constructing a shared footway and cycle way and building roundabout junctions at either end of the road.

The scheme, which took 12 months to complete, involved diverting several kilometres of underground utility cabling and pipes, excavating 6000 cubic metres of earth, removing 1,400 tonnes of spoil from the site, and constructing a series of 6 metre deep soak-away drains.

Matthew Balfour, Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Expansion of Poorhole Lane will significantly benefit the local community by reducing congestion and helping improve economic growth. It is notable that the road was delivered on time and on budget, and I would like to thank Jackson Civil Engineering for that.”

Poorhole Lane