I’ve had complaints about the recent A28 closure out of Birchington and having been stuck in it myself, I know how much inconvenience it is causing and I know other councillors have also expressed concern.
This morning I called the supervisor at KCC and he tells me that the work should be finished tonight. It appears that our own irritation and frustration over the length of time taken to complete this work is shared by KCC and it looks as if a formal complaint may be made to British Gas. I’m about to send in my own letter to add to the file.
This was in fact emergency work. Like me, you have smelled gas just past the Brooks End petrol station and I understand the main, running beneath the road was in a “dangerous state of repair” and required replacing.
I’m driving that way this morning and so I’ll have another look at the progress but hopefully we will all be able to escape from Thanet, without interruption, by tomorrow morning.
We have the first meeting of the "Joint Transportation Committee" with KCC this week and by coincidence, I'm on it, so it looks as if I'm going to be "Stuck in traffic" for some time to come!
Thanks to reader Barrie Smith for asking me to put some pressure on KCC.