Residents slam plans for new pedestrian crossing on busy Hemel Hempstead road

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Angry residents took to social media to slam proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle crossing on the A414.

Hertfordshire Highways opened a public consultation for a proposed signal-controlled toucan crossing on Breakspear Way as part of a road improvements.

But the plans have come under fire from residents who fear it will cause more traffic congestion in the area.

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Taking to Facebook, one said: "This will cause even more traffic! Better off to get a foot bridge install will have less impact on traffic."

What the crossing may look likeWhat the crossing may look like
What the crossing may look like

Another added: "Even more traffic tailbacks in the mornings and evenings."

The crossing is planned to be constructed in 2020/2021.

To have your say on the Buncefield Lane Quietway, Breakspear Way, proposed signalised crossing visit