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Kent County Council invests £60 million in highway maintenance

Kent County Council is to invest £60 million into improving the county's main roads.

The announcement came as the authority published its two-year plan of maintenance works.

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It says it will double investment into road maintenance, treble footway maintenance, and will implement a crash barrier upgrade programme on main roads.

However, the works listed in its plan are subject to change and they will go through a design phase before being carried out.

Cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: "This investment shows our commitment to residents, businesses and visitors, ensuring we have a highway network that is fit for purpose.

"Our plans will see road surfacing works on many of our main roads, including parts of the A2, A26 and A28.

"The plan also covers work from road renewal, drainage improvements, crash barrier renewal, grass cutting and footpath repairs."

KCC is responsible for maintaining all public roads in Kent - equating to about 5,000 miles.

Highways England is responsible for motorways and major roads such as the M20, M2 and A2.

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