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Investigations continue into A26 road collapse

Kent County Council (KCC) has said that investigations into the collapse of the A26 Tonbridge Road in Maidstone are continuing but the cause has not yet been established.

The road was closed on 28 May after the initial collapse and work so far has show the void to be up to 20m by 12m at ground level and extend to 2m to 3m in places.

KCC has put a 21 day closure on the route to allow further investigation and repair to be undertaken but the council has said the length of the closure is related to statutory issues rather than an estimate of how long the repair will take.

Maidstone Borough Council is continuing to liaise with residents whose properties may be affected by the void and a number of residents have been evacuated.

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