Like many people I’ve been sat in traffic at Brenley Corner recently.
I’ve also heard from local residents and businesses about the misery delays at this roundabout are causing them. This has got to stop.
Earlier this week I had my latest meeting with the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, to make the case for investment at this junction.
While Operation Brock is making traffic worse, there have been problems with this junction for a long time. The junction has reached capacity and badly needs an upgrade.
These problems could only increase if Swale Borough Council get their way with plans for thousands of new homes around Faversham without a plan to improve local infrastructure.
I’ve made sure Brenley Corner junction is firmly on the Road Minister’s radar. I’m pleased she recognises that the case for investment stacks up well ahead of decisions being made on the Government’s third Road Investment Strategy (RIS3).
I’ve also been meeting regularly with National Highways who are working on proposals for how the junction could be improved. A consultation on a final plan is due later this year.
The end could finally be in sight for traffic jams at Brenley Corner, but we cannot take anything for granted.
I’ll continue to do everything I can to secure investment at this junction and fix traffic problems at Brenley Corner once and for all.