Last week’s front page headline Road To Nowhere gave a somewhat overstated impression of chaos in and around the roadworks at Sea Street (Herne Bay Gazette, May 8). Even though the resident you quoted made some important points reminding drivers to take care and not get themselves into multi-point turns trying to reverse in very narrow streets like Cobblers Bridge Road. We fully accept, as the main movers behind these major reconstruction works, it has inevitably brought extra pressure on nearby side roads. We expect, outside rush hours, drivers will find alternative routes during the six to eight week period of the works We will look again at the position of the signage to see whether it can be made clearer. Mrs McEwan, the resident you quoted, was equally right to say these works will bring improvements drivers having, like her, suffered tyre damage. This is one of the main reasons for undertaking these large-scale works. For too long drivers have put up with badly deteriorating roads. Digging up the old sunken concrete block bases and resurfacing with new materials will ultimately provide a far more durable smoother surface lasting many years. Please bear with us while these improvements are carried out.
County councillors Cllr Brian Macdowall (UKIP) and Nick Bond (UKIP)
Greenhill Gardens, Herne Bay