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Heatwave forces roadworks in Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood to be postponed

Scorching temperatures have caused roadworks planned for today to be abandoned.

A project to improve the road surface was due to begin on Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, but because of the hot weather Kent Highways has been forced to postpone the plans.

Improvements were expected to be carried out for two days between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Roadworks were due to begin today
Roadworks were due to begin today

The works will see traffic controlled using stop and go boards.

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 39C across the South East throughout the day.

The plans included using a product called micro-asphalt which is supposed to be quick to apply but must be applied when cold.

Hot weather has caused a road in Harrietsham - which has been repaired with the same substance in the past - to melt away.

It is not yet known when the work will be rescheduled for.

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