Road Closure, Cranbrook Road

Road Closure Notice from KCC

B2086 Cranbrook Road,

From Babbs Lane to Benenden School South Lodge, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells


When we plan to carry out the work and how long it will take

This is to let you know that, as part of the on-going maintenance and improvement of the highway network, Kent County Council will be working to reinstate the road studs following surfacing at the B2086 Cranbrook Road, Cranbrook between the junction with Babbs Lane and the South Lodge of Benenden School.


These road stud replacement works will start on Tuesday 19th December 2017 and should take 1 night to complete, with working hours being undertaken within the time period of 20.00 to 05.00


This type of work can be affected by bad weather, so if it is not possible for us to carry it out at this time, we will arrange a new date and let you know via a letter drop to your home. We will also put up signs along the road before we start showing the date we plan to start work.


During these essential works it will be necessary to close the road completely so that we can carry out the works safely for both the workforce and road users.

The diversion route will be via B2086 Cranbrook Road, Benenden Road, Swattenden Lane, A229 Hartley Road, Angley Road, Willesley Pound roundabout, A262 Sissinghurst Road, The Street, Chapel Lane, Golford Road, New Pond Road, and B2086 Cranbrook Road (And vice versa)

What we plan to do

Following surfacing of the carriageway earlier this year we will be returning to reinstate the road studs. This will involve the milling of a small section of the carriageway at each point a road stud is required. Studs will then  be reinstated and set into the surface. A short period of time will be required for the material securing the stud to cure. These works are relatively quick and mobile and we will work progressively throughout the road until all studs are reinstated keeping noise and disruption to any one location to an absolute minimum.

How you can help

It is inevitable that residents and businesses near the works will experience some disruption, but we will try to keep these to a minimum. Any pavements will remain open at all times, but vehicle access to properties will need to be restricted for a short period while work is carried out in front of each property. If you have any particular access needs, please let the workforce on site know.

We need your help to make sure the work is done as quickly as possible and to the best possible quality. If you need more information, please call us on. 03000 41 81 81

You can also visit our website to find out how we look after the roads throughout Kent or report any faults you find on our roads.

For your safety and the safety of our workforce, please drive carefully and slowly through the roadworks.


WARNING – Beware Bogus Callers

Kent County Council Highways, Transportation and Waste do not allow works to be carried out on

private properties. If anyone says they are working for us or our specialist contractors and offer to carry out any work for cash they should be treated with caution. We advise you to contact Citizen’s Advice on 03444 111 444 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)