A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury fully reopens today, easing one of Kent’s most notorious traffic blackspots

PUBLISHED: 09:08 21 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 21 September 2017

A21 work

A21 work


Work on the project started back in April 2015

The official opening of the dualled section of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will take place today.

The road - which has been disrupted due to the works in recent years - is set to benefit some 35,000 drivers a day, according to highways chiefs.

The former single stretch of road - a key link from the west of the county to Tunbridge Wells - was one of Kent’s most notorious rush hour traffic blackspots as the two lanes can down to a single lane along the stretch.

Now, a £70 million improvement scheme is set to be fully unveiled today with no traffic measures in place.

Work on the project began in April 2015 and came about after pressure from local politicians and residents from Tunbridge Wells concerned over the impact it was having on the lives of locals.


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