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Temporary Road Closures - Thanet Surface Treatments 2021

By Gill Gray Westgate-on-Sea Town Council

Wednesday, 3 March 2021


Westgate-on-Sea Town Council Contributor


Temporary Road Closures – Thanet Surface Treatments 2021 – from 8 March 2021

So that a programme of carriageway patching and surface treatment works can be carried out, Kent County Council will need to impose traffic restrictions on various roads throughout the Thanet area. This is part of a county-wide programme which involves a number of stages of works for each road

  • Patching & repairs
  • Laying the Surface Treatment
  • Finally works to reinstate road markings and adjust iron-works (road drain covers, manhole covers, etc.) to suit the new surface.

Each of the stages may require a road closure, so there may be up to 4 separate sets of closures for any road at various times. Many locations involve the imposition of temporary compulsory speed limits. The dates of works have yet to be finalised. Once the works have been programmed, the dates will be publicised beforehand, sign-posted on site and notified to local residents.

Works will generally be within the times 7.00 am and 7.00 pm each day, but certain works may need to be carried out outside these times where there is a specific need.


Road closures will be to the actual extent indicated on site. Access for any residents and businesses affected will be maintained when it is safe to do so, especially for those roads which are cul-de-sacs; however, there are likely to be delays and certain times when this is not possible for safety reasons.


Temporary mandatory speed limits may need to be imposed on certain roads for the reasons defined below. Where compulsory speed limits need to be imposed, they will apply in both directions and will be clearly indicated by relevant signage displayed on site.

  • After Surface Treatment works, a speed limit of 20 mph may need to be imposed on certain roads for a period of up to 7 days.
  • Where works are being carried out without the need for road closures, a 20 mph speed limit may need to be imposed through active works for safety reasons
  • An additional 40 mph speed limit may need to be imposed for up to 300 metres either side of the 20 mph speed limits, to create a safe zone.
  • The 20 mph and 40 mph speed limits apply during active works and for up to 7 days afterwards.

This comes into force from Monday 8 March 2021 for a maximum of 18 months. These works are subject to weather and other factors which may potentially cause changes at short notice; every effort will be made to keep as close as possible to the planned dates that are notified, and any changes will be publicised.


The following roads will be closed at certain times, to the maximum extent defined, listed in alphabetical order of town or village.

20-mph speed limits may be imposed on the same roads as and when indicated, to the same maximum extent as the closures.

ST MILDRED’S ROAD, WESTGATE-ON-SEA – closure between A28 Canterbury Road and Cuthbert Road

Alternative route via Westgate Bay Avenue, Westbrook Avenue, Bridge Road and A28 Canterbury Road

MINSTER ROAD, WESTGATE-ON-SEA – closure between A28 Canterbury Road and Shottendane Road

Alternative route via A28 Canterbury Road, George V Avenue, Hartsdown Road, Shottendane Road


Temporary mandatory 20 mph and 40 mph speed limits will be imposed on the following roads which are not subject to closures, during and after works, to the actual extent indicated on site.

The timing and duration of these works may be affected by various factors including the current coronavirus situation and weather conditions, and the most up to date information on these works can be found on

The Kent County Council Highway Helpline phone number is 03000 418181 – please ask for Road & Footway Asset Team

KCC Highways and Transportation: keeping you up to date with what’s happening on our roads - for more information…

This bulletin can be shared with any other road users who may be affected. Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors.

Contact Information

Gill Gray

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