[holding answer 15 December 2008]: As advised in the Secretary of State's announcement on 16 July 2008, the proposed timetable for improvements to the A21 are:
A21 Tonbridge to Pembury dualling: 2012-13;
A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst improvement: 2012-13.
This timetable is subject to the satisfactory completion of the necessary statutory processes, the availability of funding, and confirmation of priorities from the current South East England Regional Authority's Regional Funding Allocation advice refresh process.
The Highways Agency is investigating the potential for an earlier start of works in 2011-12 for the A21 Tonbridge to Pembury scheme.
There are no dates for the start of works on other A21 schemes.