Jackson recently completed work on a £9.5m link road scheme in Gravesend, which was officially opened by Kent County Council’s Chairman, David Brazier.
The project involved constructing a new link road between Stone Street and Darnley Road, in Gravesend. This link road is now two-way and has a pavement for both pedestrians and cyclists to easily reach the station. It crosses the old Rathmore Road car park which still includes 64 spaces including six disabled spaces.
Mr Brazier said: “This scheme will provide improvements for general traffic, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists, users of the station and not least improvements to the public realm.”
“Looking at the scheme now and thinking back to how tired the area looked before I am sure that you will agree that it is a vast improvement.”
“The site team have been able to build difficult infrastructure and still keep Gravesend town centre 'open for business'. Inevitably there have been periods of inconvenience and we are grateful for the patience of local businesses.”
“Finally, I would like to thank Jackson Civil Engineering who have built the scheme and particularly their Site Liaison Officer, Carole Jones, who has done marvellous work keeping the town users and business community informed.”Community Engagement
During this project, Jackson also teamed up with local schools and business to brighten up Gravesend using street art. The street art project portrayed 500 years of Gravesend’s history, and has been produced by professional artists 1717Alliance in collaboration with Thamesview, Northfleet Technology College and St. George’s School. The completed artwork was installed on the site compound hoarding for the duration of the project, but now the scheme has come to an end, the street art has been moved to a more permanent location in a nearby park.
Jackson’s Contracts Manager Andy Nailor said: “We were really pleased to deliver this project on behalf of Kent County Council and Gravesham Borough Council."
“Working in partnership with both organisations throughout, we’ve delivered the project using a strong local labour force, and we’ve been able to give something back to the community through the fantastic street art project we did back in May. This is a scheme that we’re really proud of.”