Disruption for village as roadworks set to return

PUBLISHED: 10:37 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 October 2009

ROADWORKS which brought part of Welwyn to a standstill last year are on their way back. The second phase of drainage repairs in the village will take place in School Lane, starting the first week of March. The works follow maintenance undertaken in Septem

ROADWORKS which brought part of Welwyn to a standstill last year are on their way back.

The second phase of drainage repairs in the village will take place in School Lane, starting the first week of March.

The works follow maintenance undertaken in September last year, which closed Welwyn High Street to all road traffic.

The project is expected to last for 14 days but borough councillor Mandy Perkins is hopeful the road will not be closed to all traffic this time.

She said: "I am really pleased that this is happening. Phase one was completed in the High Street very successfully and this next phase can only benefit the local residents.

"It is vital these works are done because we have had problems with flooding in School Lane in the past.

"Every local resident will be getting a leaflet through their doors to outline the proposals."

She added: "Hopefully the whole road will not be cut off to traffic, as I've been told the workers should only need to use one half of the road."

The works are needed to repair the drainage system which is currently in a poor condition, with several broken and blocked pipes needing replacing, and additional gullies will be installed to help drain the water of the road surface.

In the event of a road closure a signposted alternative route for commuters will be in operation, using London Road, Digswell Hill and Ayot St Peter Road.

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