The Faversham Creek Bridge Steering Group has announced that a key milestone for the replacement of the swing bridge has been achieved.
An invitation to tender for the design and construction of the replacement of the bridge has now been issued to a number of companies who have expressed an interest.
Formal bids will be evaluated by KCC after the submission deadline of 3rd July. Subject to a satisfactory contractor being identified at an affordable price, work could commence on the design phase later this year.
Chairman, KCC Councillor Mark Dance said ‘delivering this ambitious project includes complex issues, such as ownership of the bridge itself and of course funding for the bridge’s replacement. I am grateful to all members of the steering group and I am especially grateful to the community of Faversham for its fantastic fundraising efforts so far.’
As the project progresses further regular updates will be published, there will be a project web page and it is intended, that as part of the contractual arrangements, there will be a Community Liaison Officer to deal with any day to day queries.
The Faversham Creek Bridge Steering Group was setup in May 2013, and comprises representatives from: Kent County Council Highways and Economic Development; Swale Borough Council; Faversham Town Council; Faversham Creek Trust and local volunteers with expertise in engineering and project management.