Improvement works see town centre road closed for up to 12 weeks

Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead
Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead

A scheme which will provide new access to Hemel Hempstead’s Moor End Road car park begins a week today.

The £600,000 scheme will be carried out by contractors Eurovia on behalf of Herts County Council, and also includes resurfacing and work to improve bus access into Moor End Road from the Leighton Buzzard Road.

The work is expected to take around 12 weeks and will see the road closed 24/7 with signed alternative routes in place.

Key elements of the works also include improvements to the junction. layout, lighting, drainage and surface levelsrealignment of the kerbs and improvements to carriageway drainage.

Additionally, the pedestrian crossing on the Leighton Buzzard Road will be upgraded to a toucan crossing, allowing use by cyclists.

The works on Moor End Road will be undertaken between 7.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday though access to Moor End Road will be completely prevented during this time.

The resurfacing works on A4146 Leighton Buzzard Road will be undertaken between 8pm and 5am. Signed alternative routes will be in place when these works are undertaken.

Terry Douris, cabinet member for Highways and Dacorum borough councillor, said: “These works are part of the much wider and exciting redevelopment of Hemel Hempstead town centre and complements the Dacorum Borough Council led Hemel Evolution project.

“We apologise for any inconvenience which these works may cause.”

The work is weather dependent and from time to time unforeseen circumstances can arise and work may continue outside the advertised hours.

Any changes to the proposed start date, duration or working hours will be announced on the information boards on site and will be available at www.hertfordshire.roadworks.org