The busy road in Canterbury has reopened after a multi-day closure due to water works

A key route in Canterbury has reopened this morning (Monday, June 17) after waterworks closed the road for a number of days. South East Water has carried out repairs to a burst water pipe on the A2050 New Dover Road, which closed the road outside number 29 near Canterbury College and the University for Creative Arts.

The closure took effect on Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m. Motorists therefore had to deal with heavy traffic and delays in the area, while a diversion route was in place as long as the closure continued.

Stagecoach confirmed that several of its services, including the 15, 16 and 17, were experiencing ongoing disruption as a result. The work would last up to six days, with the aim of ending the closure on Tuesday 18 June at 6pm.

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Kent County Council’s Highways Department has confirmed that repair work to the water main on New Dover Road has been completed. The road was fully reopened at around 9am, with travel conditions and times in the area returning to normal.

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