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Fresh plans to demolish flyover
Vehicles on the Sir John Hawkins flyover
The flyover reopened after complaints earlier this year
A flyover that closed for demolition but then reopened after complaints is once again set to be demolished.

Medway Council's cabinet has been advised to approve the plan next week.

Regeneration director Robin Cooper said: "We think the time has come, and it's got to come down if we're going to seriously regenerate Chatham."

The Sir John Hawkins flyover reopened earlier this year after complaints about traffic congestion and that businesses were losing trade.

Mr Cooper said the council had been "listening to people's views" and had "done an awful lot of consultation".

He said the suggestion was that a new bus station would be put near the flyover, and the result was that it would be demolished in late summer next year.

He added that the two-way traffic system, which replaced the town's one-way system last year, was "the long-term plan" and would stay.

The flyover was originally closed after the two-way switch.


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