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Flyover closed to traffic

Sir John Hawkins flyover, Chatham
Sir John Hawkins flyover, Chatham


The Sir John Hawkins flyover in Chatham town centre has carried its very last vehicle.
After more than 30 years serving the community, taxis and buses were diverted on to a new road through the neighbouring car park from yesterday (Sunday).
At the same time traffic travelling from Globe Lane is now banned from turning into Medway Street.
The council closed the flyover to private cars and lorries the previous weekend.
The temporary bus, taxi and cycle route through the car park will be used while the flyover is demolished.
Work on the £1.6 million scheme starts next weekend and will take three months to complete.
A new ground level road will be laid across Chatham High Street from Railway Street to Globe Lane.
This will be used to give access to a new bus station planned for The Paddock. Building work will begin next year.
It is part of a 20-year, £6 billion regeneration programme.

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