Warning to drivers over significant delays due to Hertfordshire bridge repair works
PUBLISHED: 09:31 30 December 2015
Vital repairs to bridges over the A10 at Rush Green near Hertford (between the A414 and the A10) start in January with road and lane closures planned in the early stages of the project.
Preparation work, at the interchange near McDonalds and the BP garage, will start on Friday, January 8, on part of the bridge. This will require a full night-time weekend closure over both bridges until Monday, January 11. A diversion route will be clearly signposted for those affected. Another weekend closure may take place from January 15.
From Monday, January 18, for approximately 14 weeks, there will be 24-hour lane closures on the A10 in both north and south bound directions allowing essential repairs to the bridges to be carried out safely. The closures will stretch for 1.65km.
Work will be hidden from view behind an enclosed scaffold to allow hydro-demolition and repair of the bridge’s concrete surface. These structural repairs to address current signs of deterioration are expected to last for around 60 years.
Where possible, road users are advised to plan ahead to avoid these sections of the A10 and A414, or allow extra time for their journeys.
Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “There is never a good time to do works of this nature, but the bridges will soon be coming to a point where safety might be compromised and we have a duty to make sure that all road users are safe.
“This £600,000 scheme forms part of Hertfordshire County Council’s ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving our roads.”