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Flyover's demolition under fire

Chatham flyover
The flyover site was selected from seven potential locations

A plan to demolish a Kent town's flyover to make way for a 5m bus station has come under renewed attack.

The work in Chatham will clear the way for the multi-million pound expansion of the Pentagon shopping centre to be moved ahead.

The chief executive of Kent Reliance building society, Mike Lazenby, warns there will be serious traffic chaos.

Medway Council leader Rodney Chambers says major retail chains would not be interested without the new investment.

The council admitted the removal of the Sir John Hawkins flyover in late 2008 will "inevitably cause disruption and could affect trade and transport".

But it added that the end result would make it "a price worth paying".

The flyover was originally closed to traffic in September 2006 when Chatham's old one-way ring road became a two-way system.


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