Kent County Council (KCC) has appointed Jacksons as the contractor, which will start on site this week with completion expected in December 2023.
The Bath Street scheme will be fully funded by a grant from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. This funding has enabled the award of the construction contract for
£2 million and the scheme will be delivered by KCC.
The bus lane will connect to West Street to the north and the new Bus Hub on Garrick Street to the south via New Road.
Both existing northbound traffic lanes, plus the existing southbound taxi lane will stay with minor changes to the kerb alignment. The existing toucan crossing will be upgraded to improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.
“The Bath Street Fastrack bus lane will improve Fastrack user journey times.”
KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, David Brazier said: “The Bath Street Fastrack bus lane will improve Fastrack user journey times.
“It will also enable additional bus stops to service existing residents and those from new developments, further encouraging uptake by Gravesend residents.
“I am pleased work will now begin which will help us move to a fully integrated sustainable Fastrack network, making public transport a real alternative to private cars for many people around the town.”
Notes to editors
- Fastrack is a high-quality bus rapid transit system operating in the Dartford, Ebbsfleet and Gravesham area. The existing Fastrack network has been in place since 2006 and provides fast, reliable and efficient transport across Kent Thameside. A programme of projects has been identified to deliver infrastructure to complete delivery of Fastrack in the Thameside area. It is planned that Fastrack will be extended to other districts and boroughs in Kent.