Hall Road Greenway re-opens - Peters Bridge now fully accessible
All routes accessing the Peters Bridge crossing over the River Medway are now fully open.
This follows certificated permission from Kent County Council for Hall Road Greenway at Wouldham to be used by vehicles.
This is the first time this has been possible since the new bridge opened in September, though the Greenway was open to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
The delay was caused by problems with customised traffic lights, designed to prioritise bus traffic and minimise environmental impact after Trenport, the developer of the new Peters Village community near Wouldham, upgraded Hall Road within a new roads plan approved as part of the scheme’s planning permission.
A Trenport spokesman said: “Our site contractor, BAM Nuttall, had unforeseen issues with these lights but, after several false starts, we are pleased to report that the lights are now fully operational and approved by Kent County Council Highways' Department – the required certificate was issued by the authority.
“We can all now look forward to Peters Bridge realising its full potential, opening up this part of the River Medway to a new era of accessibility to more job, education, and recreation opportunities, and even re-kindling friendships from the days of the temporary bridge during World War II and the pedestrian ferry that ran until 1964.”