The King Harry junction in St Albans will be getting new zebra crossings, pedestrian safety improvements and a new road surface this month.
The busy junction is a vital pedestrian route as well as an important route for traffic heading in and out of the city centre. There are safety concerns about the current pavements and crossing points and the county council is now improving the junction to make it safer for pedestrians and easier and safer for people to get around the town on foot.
The county council’s highway contractors, Ringway, will install two new zebra crossings, replace kerbs, realign and resurface pavements and resurface the road.
The works will start on Monday 18 February and are due to take three weeks to complete. The roads will need to be completely closed while the work takes place, but they will be closed in phases to keep disruption to a minimum.
St Stephens Hill and Watling Street will be closed between 18 and 24 February. King Harry Lane and Watford Road will be closed between 25 February and 3 March. The resurfacing works after that will take place overnight between 8pm – 5am only so the roads will remain open in the daytime during this period. Details of road closures and diversion routes can be found on our website at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/roadworks
Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We want to make our road network safer for pedestrians and make it easier for people to get around on foot. We know these improvement works will be disruptive and I’d like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience. I hope people will bear with us while we make these important safety improvements, as the end result will be a safer junction for everyone.”
For more information about roadworks being carried out in the county visit www.roadworks.org