Public information events on A120 bypass

Published: 11 Jun 2019

Residents are invited to two public information events about the A120 Little Hadham Bypass and Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The events will be held at Little Hadham Village Hall, The Ford, Little Hadham, Ware, SG11 2BP on:
• Thursday 13 June 2019 / 3pm-7pm
• Thursday 20 June 2019 / 5pm-9pm

They will give residents an opportunity to meet the project team and site engineers who will be working on the construction of the bypass and dams.

Hertfordshire County Council, working in partnership with the Environment Agency and GRAHAM, are creating a bypass around Little Hadham, running to the north of the village between two new roundabouts (Tile Kiln and Hadham Park).

The scheme also includes measures to manage flooding from the River Ash, Albury Tributary and Lloyd Taylor Drain. We will build two dams for flood water storage and divert one watercourse. These will help reduce the risk of flooding in Little Hadham and further downstream in Hadham Ford.

The scheme will improve air quality and also ultimately benefit the county’s economy, with quicker transport links to Stansted Airport among the long-term advantages for Hertfordshire.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said: “The bypass, and flood alleviation scheme, will help to support the growth we’re expecting in Hertfordshire over the coming years, making a big difference to our road network, while also improving the quality of life for residents in the Little Hadham area.

"These events are an opportunity for local residents to meet the team who will be working on the bypass to discuss what will be happening and any concerns they have.”

Work on the bypass is scheduled to start in June 2019. It is expected to be finished and open in autumn 2020.