The County Council recognises this roundabout suffers congestion at peak hours although currently there are no proposals to install traffic signals. All highways and transport schemes delivered through the Council's core funded programmes are prioritised on the basis of how they meet and contribute to the County Council's priorities as stated in its Corporate Plan and Local Transport Plan. Every year the County Council identifies schemes, and receives significant numbers of requests for schemes, there are limited resources available and we have to prioritise which initiatives will go forward. The costs of a signalisation scheme at this roundabout are significant, estimated to be in the range of £500,000-£1m, and thus far a scheme has not been prioritised. Further information about the Council's strategies and selection process can be obtained by following the links below: Local Transport Plan Live Homepage - http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/transtreets/ltplive/ The Council's programme entry selection processes - http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/transtreets/tranpan/utpguidnotes/ Park Street roundabout has in the past been identified as a site in the County Council's annual casualty reduction programme. Sites are selected for this programme by identifying the location/routes where there have been clusters of personal injury collisions. Investigations of the injury collisions which occurred at the junction produced a number of recommendations for remedial measures. These were introduced in March 2009 and July 2012 and included measures such as: 2009 •Widening of the circulatory carriageway between the M10 entry and A5183 Watling Street (north) exit and the A414 entry and Watling Street (south) exit to provide sufficient space to allow for dedicated left turn lanes •Provision of concentric road markings to channel traffic on the roundabout •Provision of lane indication arrows and route numbers as road markings on the approaches and circulatory area of the roundabout •Provision/amendments to existing signing to encourage early lane selection 2012 •Alteration to the approach geometry on A5183 southbound approach •Provision of staggered Give Way markings on the A414 eastbound (former M10), A414 westbound and A5183 Watling Street (southbound entries onto the roundabout •Central reserve kerbline extensions and introduction of coloured surfacing with the “fish tail” hatching areas of the roundabout •High friction surfacing on the A5183 Watling Street approach to the Give Way position •Coloured surfacing, enhanced road markings and traffic signs to reinforce the left turn requirement from the nearside lanes of the A414 approaches It is worth highlighting that improvements to the roundabout have been identified as part of the off-site highway capacity improvements to facilitate the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange. Partial signalisation of Park Street roundabout is listed as Planning Condition 4, see Secretary of State's Decision Notice dated 14th July 2014. 4. PARTIAL SIGNALISATION OF PARK STREET ROUNDABOUT 4.1 None of the Units shall be occupied until the Park Street Roundabout Signalisation Works have been completed and brought into use. 4.2 The improvements shall include any revisions as required due to Road Safety Audit process and any revisions required to ensure the improvements comply with DMRB standards. 4.3 The improvements shall have: (a) the required Road Safety Audits and Completion Certificates in accordance with the Design Standards for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), and (b) the Health and Safety file required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. Reason: This condition is necessary to ensure that the improvements to Park Street Roundabout are completed before the units are occupied. http://planning.stalbans.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=6133202&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf At this stage you will appreciate the likely programme of the development is unknown. However traffic modelling will be carried out as part of the design by the developer for the proposed signalisation of the roundabout. The County Council will of course continue to monitor the personal injury collisions on the roundabout through its Safety Engineering programme and if required will take the appropriate action.