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Green light for major east Kent road bridge

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VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed to design and build the £34M Sturry Link Road project on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC).

The company will construct a 550m-long road, which will include a 250m-long viaduct over the Great Stour River, the river’s flood plain, and the railway line from Canterbury to Ramsgate. The viaduct will be a five-span structure, with the longest span set to be 56m.

As well as the construction of the new bridge, which includes a dedicated bus lane and multi-user footway, VolkerFitzpatrick will be delivering a new roundabout and approach roads to connect to the bridge.

Deon Scholtz, Divisional Director – Infrastructure, VolkerFitzpatrick, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver the new Sturry Link Road. This project underscores our unwavering dedication to alleviating congestion and enhancing local infrastructure for the benefit of local communities.”

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Neil Baker said: “I am pleased we are now in a position that we can move forward with our work towards the Sturry Link Road.

“The new route will allow traffic to avoid the level crossing, and support planned development, while helping to keep this part of Kent moving safely.”

Construction is scheduled to commence next year and is expected to complete in late 2026.

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