Road users advised to plan around essential A10 bridge works

Published: 13 Mar 2017

The A10 Kingsmead Viaduct will get a makeover this spring with motorists advised to allow more time for journeys while the work on the bridge takes place.

The repair programme, which starts in April, includes a number of vital repairs that will extend the life of the bridge for years to come.

Work to be completed during the period includes replacement of the central safety barrier, repairs to the north abutment and improvements to the drainage on and off the bridge, as well as other minor repairs and maintenance, including road markings and vegetation clearance.

Lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place 24/7 for 12 weeks from Sunday 2 April.  There will be two overnight closures planned during the works with signed diversion routes in place. Some advance preparation works on the viaduct will take place prior to April using off-peak lane closures.

While the works take place, there will be Variable Message Signs in place both north and south of the bridge to provide live journey times.  Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and not to use routes through Hertford and Ware as the A10 will still offer the best route through the works.  Cyclists are advised to avoid the A10 between Rush Green and Westmill junctions while the works take place.

Rob Smith, Deputy Director of Environment, said: “This £1.5m scheme forms part of Hertfordshire County Council's ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving our roads.
“The Kingsmead Viaduct bridge requires maintenance to ensure its long life and we have a duty to carry out this work for the benefit of all road users.
“We appreciate that works of this nature are always likely to cause some disruption and thank all road users for their patience while the work is in progress. We hope by keeping traffic moving through the works and advising drivers of journey times we can reduce the impact on motorists who use the A10 regularly.”

Full details and any changes to the proposed start date, duration or hours will be announced on the information boards on site and will be available at

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