Work at the new Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is now in its final phase and there will be some temporary changes to roads and pathways there while this is underway.

From Friday, 15 July, Globe Lane will close and the buses and taxis that use this route will be able to use the new road on the other side of the new bus station instead. This means there will be no disruption for those using this route.

This change will take place to allow completion of works on Globe Lane before the bus station opens.

In addition to this, six new bus stops are being put in place on Waterfront Way and they will be in operation very soon.

Pedestrians walking from Dock Road to the Pentagon Centre and central Chatham will also need to make a small detour and cross to the army recruitment office side of the road, then walk along that side of The Brook before crossing again into Military Road.

Work will also take place to resurface The Brook and this will involve the partial closure of the road between 8pm and 6am over four nights during the week starting 25 July. A diversion will be in operation.

Whiffens Avenue will be closed during this time, but access to the Brook Theatre, the car parks there and Pentagon Shopping Centre car park will be gained via Slicketts Hill and Cross Street.

Residents and local traders will receive letters notifying them of this leg of the work and the exact times it will take place.

The Paddock will also be handed back to the council in the next few weeks allowing contractors to cut the grass, sand and revarnish all the benches and replace or repaint litter bins there.

Cllr Phil Filmer, the Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “The work on the new Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is now entering its final phase and we are making some changes to allow contractors to carry out this.

“We have arranged this in this way to cause the minimum disruption for car users, bus and taxi passengers and pedestrians while this vital work is undertaken.”