August of highway improvements ahead

Published: 05 Aug 2019

August will see a flurry of highway improvement works as engineers take advantage of the lighter traffic, better weather and longer days to carry out significant improvements to the county’s highways network.

There are more than 110 planned improvement and maintenance schemes taking place during August, on top of routine works, such as grass cutting and filling potholes.

Works getting underway during August include:
• 55 road resurfacing schemes
• 22 pavement reconstruction scheme
• 21 additional local road resurfacing schemes as part of our extra £37m investment
• 9 sustainable transport schemes
• 4 bridge repairs
• 2 drainage schemes
• 1 road safety scheme

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “August is the ideal time for us to work on the county’s roads. Traffic is lighter due to the school holidays so there’s less disruption, and better weather and longer days mean we have more time to get work done.

“We know that the condition of the roads is important to our residents and it’s important to us too. That’s why we’ve put together a significant programme of works to improve roads and pavements across the county.

“I hope people will bear with us while we carry out these important works. Although they will inevitably cause some short term disruption the end result will be better roads and pavements for residents to use.”

Many of the planned schemes are weather dependent and could be rescheduled if there is poor weather during the month.

For more information about roadworks taking place in Hertfordshire this summer go to