300 extra roads get resurfaced in Hertfordshire - including Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhamsted

An extra 307 roads have been resurfaced over the last year, as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s extra £37million investment in roads.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 2:18 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 2:18 pm

Since works began in October 2018, an extra 77 miles of Hertfordshire’s roads have been given a new surface - that’s on top of the normal highways resurfacing programme.

The extra investment, which is being made over five years, is being spent on resurfacing the county’s unclassified roads.

And a whole host of smaller local roads where most people live and work - including 28 in Berkhamstead, Hemel and Tring - have all been tackled.

Buncefield Lane, Hemel Hempstead, before the work

The county council delivers more than 1,000 planned highways maintenance and improvement schemes every year, with busy A and B roads traditionally given the highest priority.

However, in 2018 the council decided to launch an additional programme of resurfacing works, funded with extra money, targeted specifically at smaller roads.

Phil Bibby, cabinet member for highways, said: “We know the condition of the roads matters to residents and it matters to us too. That’s why we’re investing this extra £37million over five years to improve the local roads people use every day.

"While we can’t do everything, this extra investment, along with our normal resurfacing programme and the regular maintenance we undertake, is making a real difference to roads across the county.”

A full list of roads which have been resurfaced is available here