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From 30th January 2012 it will be necessary to close The Street Iwade for up to 8 weeks for gas mains replacement between the junctions with School Lane and Sanderling Way. During the closure, traffic will be unable to drive all the way through Iwade using The Street. The signposted alternative route will be via Ferry Road, Sheppey Way, Grovehurst Road, the A249 Iwade By-pass and Sheppey Way.

This closure was postponed from 3 January to allow more time for consultation to alleviate some of the problems. The closure is necessary to allow the replacement of the old gas mains, where the road is too narrow to do these works without closing it. Morrison Utility Services and Southern Gas Networks apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.

This bulletin contains public information and can be freely forwarded to any other road users who may be affected. Every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, but no liability can be accepted for any changes or errors.

Road names are from the National Street Gazetteer on Elgin, with alternative names given where known. For details of roadworks, please see

Kent County Councillor for Iwade and Swale Central Mike Whiting said,

"We managed to get this closure delayed to allow people more time to plan for the disruption these works will undoubtably cause. However, and even with the best planning, the closure of this section of the main road for anything up to eight weeks will cause many people some inconvenience.

The official detour is quite a lengthy one and residents will need to plan more time for their journeys. I urge those using public transport, in particularly customers on school or commuter services, to check arrangements with their operators.

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