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A1(M) junction 6 to junction 3 smart motorway update from Highways England

highways England are currently developing the detailed design for a smart motorway between A1(M) junctions 6 and 8.

This scheme will be “All Lane Running”. This means that the hard shoulder will be converted into a permanent running lane for drivers to help reduce congestion and variable speed limits will be used to smooth traffic flow. The new scheme will mean drivers will benefit from a three-lane motorway between junction 3 (Hatfield) and junction 9 (Baldock / Letchworth).

Work on the A1(M) J6-8 will start in March 2020. The existing hard shoulder will be strengthened so t two lanes can be kept open for traffic when work starts on the central reservation, minimising disruption for road users as much as possible.

Work starting March 2020 will include:

  • detailed design development
  • strengthening the hard shoulder
  • structural survey work
  • site clearance, including vegetation on the verge
  • detailed topography, drainage and road surface surveys
  • installing new gantry structures to display overhead electronic message signs
  • installing CCTV cameras with full coverage of all the lanes
  • installing incident detection and automatic sign systems
  • installing enforcement cameras
  • installing emergency roadside telephones
  • installing electronic signals and signage
  • constructing emergency areas (identifiable by orange road surfaces), with distinctive advanced signs
  • upgrading central reservation by installing rigid concrete barrier
  • laying low-noise road surface
  • replanting the verges

Timeline

DateEvent
December 2014Government announces scheme
March 2020Works start
TBCWorks complete

For more information please click here.

Road closure Station Road, Digswell 4 November

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL – THE HERTFORDSHIRE (TEMPORARY CLOSING OF STATION ROAD, DIGSWELL) ORDER NO.2 2019

NOTICE is given that Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from using that length of Station Road, Digswell from a point 52 metres south-east of its junction with Cubitts Close southeastwards for a distance of approximately 57 metres (“the Road”).

An alternative route will be via Station Road, Hertford Road, Harmer Green Lane and Station Road.

The Order is needed because bridge maintenance works are proposed to be executed on or near the Road.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 4 November 2019 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Road.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Katie Murphy tel. 01792 775750 at Amberon Traffic Management or Andrew Sweeney tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

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