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New £2.5m crossing given go-ahead by council

Thu 16 September 2010, 5:48 pm

Work to improve traffic flow on a major Rochester road will get underway next month after being rubber-stamped by council chiefs. (Sourced from Kent News.)
The £2.5 million "open vista" project will see Corporation Street completely revamped, allowing better access between historic Rochester and the new riverside development site.
Bus stops, cycle paths and pedestrian crossings will also be improved.

It is hoped the works - which will be completed by February/March of next year - will reduce congestions, encourage the use of public transport and bicycles and improve air quality.

The project is being entirely funded by central government.

Medway Council's front line services boss Phil Filmer said: "The cost to Medway taxpayers is zero but the benefits are immense.

"It's an important part of the regeneration programme for Medway, which will see investment and growth in Rochester and Chatham - the areas linked by Corporation Street - in the years ahead."

Read the full story here.

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