Gore Lane roadworks end early

Published: 20 Aug 2018

Roadworks on Gore Lane near Barwick have finished two weeks early thanks to the dry weather and good ground conditions. Engineers have been building a retaining wall alongside the road to stabilise the carriageway as part of a summer of highways improvement works.

Gore Lane runs alongside the Barwick Tributary watercourse that becomes a stream during wet weather. Over the years the water flow has eroded the existing embankment, undermining the support this provides for the road and leading to cracks forming in the carriageway.

To stabilise the road we have built a 100m long sheet piled retaining wall along the edge of the road, resurfaced the cracked areas and landscaped the verge.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We’ve carried out these works during the school holidays when traffic is lighter to minimise disruption. The dry weather has also been very helpful, meaning we’ve been able to complete this scheme in half the expected time.

“I’d like to thank people for bearing with us while Gore Lane has been closed. We know that the state of the county’s roads really matters to our residents, and we share the view that well maintained roads and footpaths are important to everyone using them. While we can’t do everything, these sorts of works, along with the regular repairs we do across the county, will make a real difference to Hertfordshire’s roads.”

For more information about roadworks being carried out in the county this summer visit www.roadworks.org