Resurfacing the A119 North Road in Hertford

Published: 25 May 2019

The A119 North Road in Hertford will be getting a new road surface in June as part of a summer of highways improvement works.

The section of road between the roundabout with the B1000 (Welwyn Road) and St Andrews Street is in poor condition and needs resurfacing. Contractors will take up and completely replace the existing road surface, before replacing road markings.

The works have been timed to co-ordinate with works being carried out by Affinity Water, reducing the overall disruption for residents and road users. While we are working on this section of road, we are also taking the opportunity to clear overgrown vegetation, clean out the roadside drains and carry out other minor works.

The works will start on Monday 3 June and end on Tuesday 11 June. To minimise disruption for road users, the work will take place overnight, with the road being closed between 8pm and 5am. Fully-signed diversions will be in place.

The rail replacement bus service, at Hertford North, won’t be affected by these works. However, people are advised to take extra care when walking between Hertford North station and the replacement buses.

Details of road closures and diversion routes can be found on our website at

Sections of the A119 between Hertford and Watton-at-Stone were resurfaced during May. Taken together, these works are an important improvement to this key A-road.

Phil Bibby, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and the Environment, said: “We know this is an important main road, which is why we’re carrying out these works overnight to minimise disruption.

"I hope people will bear with us while we carry out this resurfacing. I know that there have been a lot of roadworks in Hertford recently and it can be frustrating. But hopefully residents will agree that we’re improving the town as a place to live and travel in.”

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