Shared Space works to commence

Works begin to preserve the life of Ashford Shared Space

Kent County Council (KCC) is due to begin roadworks aimed at preserving the life of Ashford Shared Space and Lower High Street.

Once achieved the area will be better preserved for the longer term, making it more resistant to damage in the future and better accessible.

Works totalling up to £600,000 will begin Tuesday 1st November and are expected to be completed in five phases with everything aimed to be completed by the Spring of 2023.

The scheme is a joint project by KCC and Ashford Borough Council (ABC), originally set up to improve the look and feel of the town centre as well as enhancing safety for pedestrians.

The first phase of roadworks will largely take place at night between 8.30pm and 5am.

They will begin in Forge Lane, between 1st and 7th November, before moving to West Street between 7th and 21st November. Contractors will then focus on the Godinton Road/Elwick Place area.

Further roadworks will then take place at Gasworks Lane on 28th November, Forge Lane and West Street on 29th November and finally Godinton Road from 1st December for two nights, marking the end of the first phases of the project.

Further phases are expected to continue after Christmas.


Details of road closures and diversions have been sent to residents and businesses in the areas most likely to be impacted.

More information on the works is available at