The link road is a part of the Queenborough & Rushenden regeneration project, led by South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). It will carry all commercial traffic from the new Sheppey Crossing and A249 to Neats Court.
The project involves;
a short section of dual carriageway
800m of single carriageway road construction
Composite concrete and steel bridge deck
Large embankment constructed to combat settlement problems associated with the soft ground conditions.
Nick Young, Senior Project Manager at SEEDA said, вЂњThis new infrastructure is welcomed by local people, many of whom have campaigned for 30 years for a new road to direct heavy traffic away from residential areas. It will create new jobs and open up employment opportunities in the area.вЂќ
Construction will start later this month and will take 20 months to complete including a 9 month settlement period.
Birse Civils is main contractor and Jacobs is Employers Agent and designer.