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MP welcomes Lower Road announcement

19th October 2017
MP welcomes Lower Road announcement

Gordon Henderson MP has received confirmation from the Government that Kent County Council is to receive £3.195 million from the National Productivity Investment Fund to improve the Lower Road between Cowstead Corner and Barton Hill Drive.

The announcement was made in a letter to Mr Henderson from the Roads Minister, Jesse Norman MP, in which he said that the Department for Transport would fund £3.195 million of the estimated £4.85 million needed to undertake the project.

The National Productivity Investment Fund aims to ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional, local routes to help unlock economical job opportunities.

Mr Henderson said:

‘I very much welcome this announcement, which followed a bid from Kent County Council to the National Productivity Investment Fund.

‘It was a bid I fully supported and for which I lobbied ministers personally. I am delighted that my lobbying succeeded.

‘With construction of the roundabout at the bottom of Barton Hill Drive, delivery of these improvements will go a long way to resolving the congestion on the Lower Road that has been frustrating for so many motorists and cyclists.’

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