Hemel Hempstead’s Buncefield-hit lane will have to stay shut until 2015

The Buncefield oil depot explosion.

The Buncefield oil depot explosion.

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A road that was closed after being badly damaged by the 2005 Buncefield oil depot explosion will not be reopened until at least 10 years after the catastrophe.

A new timetable of action reveals that the final resurfacing of Cherry Tree Lane, in Hemel Hempstead’s Maylands Industrial Estate, will not begin until the middle of next year.

Cherry Tree Lane in Hemel Hempstead is still closed after the Buncefield oil depot explosion.
Cherry Tree Lane in Hemel Hempstead is still closed after the Buncefield oil depot explosion.

Work was delayed as roads chiefs sought to make the firms responsible for the disaster pay the repair bill – expected to run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

 

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