Hertfordshire plans the next 12 months of road maintenance
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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