Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar roads to be resurfaced by end of March

PUBLISHED: 06:55 19 January 2019

Road improvement work will be taking place across Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar. Picture: Kevin Lines

Road improvement work will be taking place across Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar. Picture: Kevin Lines


Two hundred roads across Hertfordshire will benefit from maintenance work between now and the end of March, with an extra £7.8 million being spent by the county council.

In addition, £5m already allocated within the council’s budget means that more roads can be resurfaced than previously planned.

Three roads in Potters Bar will be maintained and resurfaced.

Fourteen roads across WGC are being improved through resurfacing and 16 in the Hatfield area.

Some of the funding will be used to resurface 68 roads, prepare 43 roads for future surfacing work and carry out surface tidy-ups on 96 roads across the county.

Cabinet member for Highways, Phil Bibby said: “This extra funding means we can do more maintenance and resurfacing work over than the next few months than we had planned to do, which is great news for residents and road users.

“We’ll be resurfacing and patching an extra 200 roads on top of the ambitious maintenance and improvement programme we were already planning between now and March.”

“We know that the state of the county’s roads really matters to residents, and they matter to us too. While we can’t do everything, we’re already investing £40m into maintenance and improvement schemes this financial year, and this extra funding on top of that will make a real difference to roads across the county.”

The council received £7.8m from the Department for Transport’s Local Highways maintenance fund which must be spent by the end of March.

The specifics of the list is subject to change, depending on the weather, road space and the availability of crew.

Work will take place on the following roads in Hatfield: Beaconsfield Road, Bishops Rise, Wellfield Road, Birchwood Avenue, B158 Kentish Lane, Woodfield Lane, Hertford Road, Dixons Hill Road, Lemsford Village, Tollgate Road, Low Road, Bluebridge Road, St Albans Road West, Comet Way, Lemsford Road and Great North Road.

In WGC, roads set to undergo work are: Osborn Way, B195 The Campus, B197 Great North Road, Digswell Hill, Lemsford Lane, Holwell Road, Sylvandale, Oaktree Garth, Brooksfield, Forresters drive, Thistle Grove, The Croft, Mayfield and Pinnate Place.

In Potters Bar, the three roads to have a makeover are Hatfield Road, Barnet Road and Stag Hill.

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