So at the last minute, the start of the roadworks connected with the town centre redevelopment has been slightly delayed until 8 pm tonight, at least that is what the current official line is. More importantly, The Spirit of Sittingbourne has chosen to change part of the diversion route, although in their usual abysmal style of communications this is not even mentioned.
So if you are one of the 28,000 people who watched our video I can only apologise, but it would appear that the Spirit of Sittingbourne jumped the gun and had not got their diversion routes approved before they held the press briefing and leafleted half of Sittingbourne.
So rather than the giant circuit around town using St Michaels Road in one direction and the Eurolink Way (B2006) in the other direction they have dropped the idea of funnelling traffic via Dover Street and Milton Road and instead have decided to make traffic continue round the one way system and up West Street, turning left into Station Street and then join St Michaels Road. The same for traffic coming from the opposite direction.
This effectively means that they will be diverting the full traffic flow of St Michaels Road through Station Street and West Street, which is a very questionable decision if you ask me.
The Spirit of Sittingbourne suggests that town centre visitors will need to review their parking options over the period of the roadworks and bus users should take note of temporary stop changes.
They have also stated that the car park at the Forum will re-open on Wednesday 13 June.