New Welwyn Garden City bus station begins to take shape

PUBLISHED: 16:38 22 January 2018

Hive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station.
Picture: Nina Morgan

Hive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station. Picture: Nina Morgan

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There has been a hive of activity on Welwyn Garden City’s new bus station, which is due to be completed within a couple of months.

Hive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station.
Picture: Nina MorganHive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station. Picture: Nina Morgan

To date, the contractor has undertaken all the site clearance works, created a new kerb on Osborn Way, resurfaced Osborn Way, built new bus stop kerbs in the station, installed new drainage and also put down some of the footway paving works on the service road next to the station.

A Herts County Council spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The contractor is currently undertaking the excavations in the bus station to allow the construction of the new pavement to start.

“They are also undertaking further paving works in the station.

“In terms of what’s left to be done, following construction of the new pavement, which should be done in about two weeks’ time, the installation of the bespoke bus shelter will start.

Hive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station.
Picture: Nina MorganHive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station. Picture: Nina Morgan

“While this is being undertaken the construction of new pavement and block paving on the service road will also take place. “Following this there will be street lighting and street furniture installations and landscaping.

“The project is currently expected to be completed by the end of March, which is approximately two weeks behind the original schedule.

“This is due to delays in the manufacture of the bus shelter.”

Some of the recent road closures have caught out motorists who would normally travel past the bus station.

Hive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station.
Picture: Nina MorganHive of activity: Construction workers are busy working on Welwyn Garden City bus station. Picture: Nina Morgan

Osborn Way road was closed on January 16, 17 and 18.

One driver said: “I knew the road was going to be closed at some point, but it completely caught me out.

“I was late for work and I think the half a dozen people driving behind me were also in the same position.”

For more information about the works, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/wgcbusstation

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