HERTFORDSHIRE County Council’s A414 Corridor Strategy sets out 30 improvement plans along the east-west route and the public are invited to express their opinion.
The proposal concerns a route from Hemel Hempstead in the west to Harlow in the east, taking in Watford, St Albans, Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne along the way.
It includes a bypass south of Hertford; a new junction on the M1; improvements to the Park Street and London Colney roundabouts; a new public transport link across the county, and improvements to walking and cycling routes along the A414.
Derrick Ashley, cabinet member for growth, infrastructure, planning and the economy, said: “There are over 100,000 new homes planned for Hertfordshire by 2031 and 50 per cent of these will be along the A414 route.
“This will have a significant impact on the road itself and on the towns along the route, and the increased traffic congestion will lead to longer journey times if we do nothing.
“We need to make improvements to this key cross-county road, but just as importantly we need to make walking, cycling and public transport more attractive and practical options.
“A key part of ensuring we deliver ‘good growth’ will be to ensure that our communities are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. To do this we need people to make sustainable transport choices and we need to have the supporting infrastructure and improvements in place along the A414 corridor.”
These changes will be implemented over the next 20 years.
This consultation closes on June 8, 2019.
So see the plans and lend your opinion, go to https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/consultations/transport-and-highways/a414-corridor-summary-of-consultation.aspx#
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