08 FEB 2018

Greg leads MPs in next steps for A21 dualling campaign

Tunbridge Wells MP, Greg Clark, has once again brought together MPs from across Kent and East Sussex in calling for the dualling of the rest of the A21.

In a letter to the Roads Minister, Jesse Norman MP, Greg and his Parliamentary colleagues for Bexhill & Battle, Hastings & Rye, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge & Malling have set out the compelling case for the dualling of the A21 from top to toe.

Safety, journey times, resilience and economic growth are all cited as evidence of the need to see what the MPs describe as their ambition to have "a modern dual carriageway which befits the main link between the M25 and south coast."

This comes on the back of the successful A21 campaign which saw the long-awaited dualling of the road between Tonbridge and Pembury, which was officially opened last year.

Commenting, Greg said, "We're at a really important stage in the campaign as the Government has been consulting on a plan, called the Road Investment Strategy, which informs which main roads will be upgraded between 2020 and 2025.

"Teamwork and tenacity secured success in our campaign to have the Tonbridge to Pembury stretch dualled, which benefits tens of thousands of people a day, and it's the same approach I am taking in pushing for the dualling of the section between the Blue Boys Roundabout and Lamberhurst, and then onto the rest of this important road."

"This joint letter demonstrates the unity amongst representatives along the whole route and makes clear the compelling case for this crucial upgrade."

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