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Roadworks, closures and diversions
Visit our current roadworks and highway projects page for
information on what's taking place in Medway.
You can also view an interactive map of current and planned
roadworks at Roadworks.org
Roadwork restrictions on 'Traffic Sensitive Streets'
Under section 64 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
streets may be designated as traffic sensitive. A traffic sensitive
street is a street where any work will create unacceptable delays
and disruption to users at specified times.
To achieve minimum disruption an increased notification of
works is required, which may result in the authority deciding the
best time for the work to be undertaken.
If you are planning roadworks in Medway, please use our
key to check
our 'Traffic Sensitive
Streets Restriction' list.
Who manages when roadworks take place?
Most roadworks are carried out by utility companies: gas,
electricity, telephone, water and cable and are controlled under
the New Road and
Street Works Act 1991. The Act allows us to control the
timing and quality of works and to set out traffic arrangements
to minimise disruption to residents and road users.
Report a problem. Is there a hole with no
The responsibility for protecting and reinstating a trench or
hole is placed on the company who created it. If we are told about
a defect we will contact the relevant company asking that the
situation is resolved.
Report a problem with roadworks. This form can also be used to
report overflowing or dangerous skips and dangerous
Traffic Regulation Act Sections 1-5, allows us to make
permanent orders for road closures or traffic diversions. Under
sections 14-16 of the same act we are also empowered, to prohibit
or restrict temporarily traffic or pedestrians on a road by reason
of road works, danger to the public or serious damage to the road
or for the purpose of litter clearing and cleaning.
View orders, including temporary road closures, on
Request a road closure or diversion
Request a road closure or diversion if you are organising
an event in Medway, such as a street party or parade, that requires
a temporary road closure.
Demonstrations and parades are dealt with under Section 21 of
Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and occur mainly in
Rochester and Chatham.
The police approve the route to be used and its marshalling, and
the council produces notices to be posted in the area seven days in
advance. A risk assessment is also carried out to address all
potential traffic hazards and either remove or reduce them.
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