Hertfordshire plans the next 12 months of road maintenance

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Roads bosses have finalised their plans to maintain Hertfordshire’s highways over the next 12 months.

Herts County Council 
has released an online map showing road maintenance plans for every area it covers, which can be selected by date and area.

Hertfordshire is one of the busiest counties in the 
country with more than 3,000 miles of roads supporting 
millions of car journeys and 
almost three times the national average of lorries travelling through the county.

The map is not just for 
forward planning, as it shows live incidents, road closures and diversions, driver information, upcoming public events, public transport, and other operational info.

Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways at 
County Hall, said: “Hertfordshire’s highways carry a great amount of traffic, both private and commercial vehicles, as well as cyclists and pedestrians.

“We share our residents’ views that well-maintained roads and footpaths are 
important to everyone using them.

“We have a commitment to providing a strong, resilient and successful economy supported by an efficient and reliable transport network with appropriate infrastructure. It is therefore crucial 
for us to ensure that our 
resources are used efficiently and effectively.”

He added: “The works are prioritised in a number of ways.

“For maintenance works we include a combination 
of roads – both those that 
are in a very poor state and those that need preventative repair work to avoid deterioration in future – while improvement schemes take into account factors like reducing 
accidents and tackling 
congestion.”

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