6 March 2020 | BY: Medway Council

Medway receives nearly £5million government funding for Medway Tunnel improvement works

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.”