Balfour Beatty, on behalf of Highways England, will soon be starting utility survey works near Claylane Woods that will require them to temporarily divert a section of the 177 cycleway.
•WHERE: The survey works will take place along a section of the 177 cycleway, adjacent to Claylane Woods and the A2 – please see the map below
•WHEN: From w/c 5 October until early 2021
The works will involve excavating two trenches and using scanning equipment to identify the existing utilities. Before doing so, they will first need to remove shrubbery at the trench locations. None of the ancient woodland will be impacted by these works.
During this period, a section of the 177 cycleway will be diverted around the works.
On occasions, they may have to close the A2 eastbound slip road from the Gravesend East junction at night. This will be to enable them to carry out their installation of a safety barrier or make alterations to it.
These surveys are to help Highway England better understand the locations of existing underground utilities along and near to the proposed route of the Lower Thames Crossing. This will help them plan utility diversions and where they would be required to build the project.

Higham Parish Council