I am writing with an update on construction of the new 3.5m-wide shared use cycling and pedestrian path along the eastern side of London Road/Station Road. I can confirm that the current phase B of works, between Stearn Way and Windmill Hill, is on target to be completed on 31 January 2023.
The road closure will then relocate to the stretch of road between Windmill Hill and Owles Lane from 1 February 2023. This new phase of work is expected to continue until mid-March. Traffic will need to follow the signed diversion route along Baldock Road and A10 Buntingford Bypass, attached. More information, including details on upcoming works phases, can be found on www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund .
The project, which will make travelling around Buntingford safer and easier, will provide a shared path, new pedestrian and cyclist crossing points, and lower speed limits in the area. New bus stops will be introduced to help serve the upcoming new First School on the southern end of Buntingford. The improvements are funded by the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund.
Please continue to allow more time for your journey through the area and plan ahead to avoid disruption.
During Phase C (1 February to mid-March 2023):
- Phase B, between Stearn Way and Windmill Hill, will re-open and the section of road between the Windmill Hill and Owles Lane junctions will be closed in both directions.
- Access to Stearn Way, Olvega Drive, and Windmill Hill will be possible from the southern end of London Road, via the A10 roundabout.
- Construction workers will facilitate access to St Francis Close through the works area
- Access to Owles Lane and Crouch Gardens will be maintained via London Road/Station Road through Buntingford and the signed diversion route. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access.
Works are being completed in phases to help keep disruption to a minimum and will continue to involve a 24/7 road closure in sections along London Road/Station Road, with no through route available for the entire construction period (scheduled until late summer 2023).
The remaining phases consist of:
|Phase||Road Closure Points||Dates*|
|Phase C||Windmill Hill – Owles Lane||1 February to mid-March 2023|
|Phase D||Owles Lane – Plashes Drive||Mid-March to late March 2023|
|Phases E-J||Plashes Drive – High Street||April to late summer 2023|
|Further details on these phases will be available nearer to the time of construction at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund|
*dates are subject to weather and construction conditions
Information on diverted bus routes is available on the Intalink website: https://www.intalink.org.uk/road-closure-london-road-buntingford. Details can also be found at all relevant stops. The HertsLynx demand responsive service will continue to serve London Road/Station Road.
Access will be maintained for pedestrians on the western footpath throughout the works.
Within the works area, resident vehicles and pedestrians may have to wait to be escorted to/from properties by site workers. Cyclists will need to dismount and share the footway with care.
From Phase C onwards, works will take place between 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.
We appreciate your patience while we complete these works.