Posted: Wednesday 18th October 2017
The multi-million pound improvement programme continues on the A602 with the creation of a temporary T-junction at Wadesmill Road. This arrangement will be in place for six to eight weeks and will give the space needed to create the new higher capacity roundabout.
New traffic management arrangements will also be introduced in response to concerns raised about traffic speed and tailbacks during peak times along Wadesmill Road.
We understand the frustration that motorists feel when delayed by road works. We have listened and reacted to safety concerns and would like to thank those who contacted the council. Inevitably there will be delay and disruption to traffic in the area while the new junction is being built. We thank everyone for their patience.
Q. Why are you not using traffic lights?
A. We know from previous experience that temporary traffic lights would cause long queues on the A602. We have been monitoring the situation and safety of the traffic management and may need to introduce lights if necessary.
Q. Why have you removed the roundabout?
A. This is a temporary measure to allow a new larger roundabout to be built.
Q. Is the roundabout going to be reinstalled?
A. Yes, a new larger roundabout is being built.
Q. Who signed off the temporary right-turn ban?
A. The right-turn ban was introduced to reduce congestion at the junction during the works. It was agreed with our Network Management Team who sign off traffic management plans for work on the highway.
Further information and details of work schedules, road closures and up to date news can be found on our website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/A602
Questions or concerns regarding these specific works can be answered by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0300 123 4047