Kent County Council (KCC) is now asking people to give their views in a public consultation on the new arrangements in Pencester Road, Dover.
If approved, the dedicated route will support and enhance the planned Dover Fastrack zero emissions bus service as well as enabling enhancements to other services.
The bus contraflow will improve the journey time reliability of the Fastrack service and provide direct access to the town centre amenities by avoiding the often congested A20. The contraflow lane will also provide opportunities for the bus operator, Stagecoach, to improve existing bus services within the town centre and provide bus connections between Dover Priory Station and the Port of Dover via Pencester Road.
This scheme is part of a package of new infrastructure in the area, including a new bus, pedestrian and cycle bridge over the A2, that will link the existing Whitfield residential area and new Richmond Park development north of the A2 to the town centre is currently under construction, with completion expected in early 2024.
The Pencester Road scheme would be fully funded by the Department for Transport as part of KCC’s Bus Service Improvement Plan.
“Our aim is to make using public transport in Kent a more attractive option so we can improve the environment and areas in which people live.”
KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Neil Baker, said: “We are pleased to bring these plans forward as part of our Bus Service Improvement Plan.
“Our aim is to make using public transport in Kent a more attractive option so we can improve the environment and areas in which people live.
“I look forward to hearing and understanding the views put forward as part of this consultation.”
You can have your say by visiting www.kent.gov.uk/pencesterroad before midday Monday 11th December.
If you have any questions or require any of the consultation material in hard copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03000 418181. Please use the reference ‘Pencester Road, Dover, consultation’.
For alternative formats and languages, please email email@example.com or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 42 15 53). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.