On the road to regeneration - A20 scheme improves access and connectivity

Work on a key road scheme to better connect major town centre and waterfront regeneration opportunities, and to improve traffic flows to Europe’s busiest ferry port start in Dover on 20 February.  The A20 works involve improving traffic flows at two major junctions by replacing roundabouts with a smart technology traffic light system which uses Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation (MOVA).

This technology works by continually assessing traffic flows approaching junctions using sensors in the road surface and timing the length of the green signal to suit the prevailing traffic conditions.  When traffic is congested the system automatically maximises capacity by determining signal timings to achieve the best throughput at the junction.

The works are being carried out by the Port of Dover and its contractor, Jackson Civil Engineering, and are fully supported by Dover District Council.  The scheme will also improve access to the £60m redevelopment of the St James area in Dover town centre, including a new six-screen cinema, hotel, restaurants, and shops, as well as access to the emerging waterfront regeneration opportunity and the Dover Western Docks Revival.

Posted on 15/02/2016