New pedestrian crossing in Redbourn

Published: 21 Aug 2019

A new zebra crossing is being installed in Redbourn to make it easier and safer for residents to walk to the new library.

The new crossing will be built across Dunstable Road, near the junction with Harpenden Lane and High Street, making it easier for people to cross the road to get from the town centre to the new library, which has been built on the same site as the village’s fire station.

The works are due to start on Tuesday 27 August and last for six weeks. While the works are taking place High Street will be closed at the junction with Dunstable Road and Harpenden Lane, with a signed diversion put in place. Traffic on Dunstable Road and Harpenden Lane will be controlled by two-way traffic lights.

Details of closures and diversions routes are on our website at  

At the same time as building the new zebra crossing we will:
• Rebuild the pavements, kerbs and block paved areas near the junction
• Build two new traffic islands in Dunstable Road
• Put two speed cushions in Harpenden Lane
• Improve street lighting, traffic signs and road markings around the junction
• Narrow Lamb Lane and resurface the pavement near the junction with High Street

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We want to put pedestrians first and make it easier for people to get around our towns on foot. That’s why it’s important for us to put in this new zebra crossing now, so people can get to and from the new library safely and conveniently. I know these works will be disruptive and I’d like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience. I hope people will bear with us while we make these important safety improvements.”

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