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Medway receives nearly £5million funding for Medway Tunnel work

Medway Council has been awarded nearly £5million of funding from the Department of Transport for works for the Medway Tunnel.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced today (Friday, 28 February) that 32 local authorities will receive investment for essential repair works, levelling up infrastructure, cutting congestion, improving road conditions and making journeys easier.

Medway has been awarded £4.972million for capital investment works on the Medway Tunnel. 

The funding will be spent on new ventilation fans, crash barriers, a vehicle monitoring system and slip road improvements. 

Works are expected to begin later on this year and are due to be completed in the next five years.

Keeping Medway moving 

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded nearly £5million funding from the Department for Transport. This comes as a result of the continuous lobbying and meetings with the Transport Secretary by Medway Council for government funding for an essential part of Medway’s infrastructure. We are committed to keeping Medway moving.”

Future proofing the next generation of journeys 

Roads Minister Baroness Vere said: “There is nothing more frustrating than a journey delayed by poor road conditions, and this multi-million pound boost will help improve connectivity across the country.

“This investment will not only help local areas to target current pinch points on their roads, but will also harness our world-leading research and innovation capabilities to future proof the next generation of journeys.”