East Kent Access Road

A new road is to be built on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent during 2010-11. The road will be 6.5 km long and will cross one of the richest archaeological areas in Britain.
 
Before construction begins archaeologists will excavate the whole length of the route. This will be the largest excavation in Britain in 2010, covering approximately 40 hectares.
 

A Joint Venture

The archaeological work is being done by the Oxford Wessex Archaeology joint venture on behalf of Hochtief VolkerFitzpatrick who are building the new road for Kent County Council.
 

Project Website

The Archaeology of the East Kent Access Road project has its own website which will be updated frequently.