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Local Roadworks

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2)
Kent County Council gives notice that Redwall Lane, Linton will be closed to through
traffic, on or after 10th June 2024 for up to 2 days.
The road will be closed in its entirety.
The alternative route is via Redwall Lane, East Street, Hunton Road, Green Lane,
Underlyn Lane, B2079 Maidstone Road, A229 Staplehurst Road, A229 Linton Hill and
vice versa.
This closure is necessary to enable carriageway repairs to be carried out by Kent
County Council.
This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site and is valid for a
period of no more than 5 days.
Signed for and on behalf of the Kent County Council,
Haroona Chughtai, Director of Highways & Transportation, or by her authorised signatory.

Linton Parish Council Local Roadworks
Bernard Cresswell and Michael Firmin Bernard Cresswell and Michael Firmin


28 May 2021

Traffic calming measures welcomed

The completion of a traffic calming scheme to reduce vehicle speeds through Linton, near Maidstone, has been welcomed by the parish council.

The road safety improvements were paid for by local business and landowner Alan Firmin Ltd at a cost of £35,000. The two previous Linton village signs were replaced with a new white gateway design and ‘Welcome to Linton, please drive carefully’ sign. In addition, new 40mph and ‘Reduce Speed Now’ signs were installed along the A229.

The works involved installing new ‘dragon’s teeth’ road markings through the village and extending the 40mph zone by 100 metres beyond Redwall Lane.

The village’s interactive speed sign damaged by a car accident has not been replaced and the Parish Council continues to arrange litter picking teams along the verge to remove litter and debris from previous accidents.

Bernard Cresswell, Chair of Linton Parish Council, said: “As a keen Harley-Davidson rider and the council’s speedwatch coordinator, I know only too well that we need to reduce speeds through our communities.

“We hope that the scheme will work and we will monitor speeds through our speedwatch team. We are optimistic this scheme will reduce speeds and improve road safety on the A229 and I’d like to say a big thank you to the Firmins for making it happen.”

Michael Firmin, Managing Director at Alan Firmin Ltd, added: “We were very aware of the longstanding challenge that local residents, as pedestrians and drivers, have in safely accessing the Village Hall and St Nicholas Church and its car park.

“As a local business with strong family ties to the community we were only too pleased to step in and fund the road safety improvements in the village.”

The works were completed by Kent Highways.



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