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Hertfordshire County Council

Working with Broxbourne Borough Council, we're looking at plans to improve junctions on the A10 and the surrounding roads, including walking and cycling routes across Cheshunt.


Public engagement

We've asked for your views on our proposals to improve the A10 in Cheshunt. Your feedback will help us shape future proposals.

If you missed our online information sessions about the A10 Cheshunt improvement proposals, now you can watch a recording of the session on our YouTube channel


The project specifically focuses on the A10 Great Cambridge Road and its adjoining roads in Cheshunt.

The proposals include upgrades to 3 key junctions on the A10: 

We're also proposing improvements to walking and cycling routes.


The proposed improvements aim to:

  • improve journey time along the A10 Great Cambridge Road through Cheshunt
  • improve walking and cycling routes, making it easier to cross the A10 Great Cambridge Road
  • give residents greater travel choice so they can move around the local area in more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways
  • help accommodate future growth in the area in terms of extra housing and business development, as outlined in the Broxbourne Local Plan
  • improve links between communities within the area.


Our proposals

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We're considering road changes to accommodate growth and to ensure traffic conditions don’t worsen. This will help people travel easily along the A10, making sure the time it takes to get from one place to another varies little.

We're also creating safer walking and cycling routes so the community can choose to walk or ride bikes instead of using a car for shorter local journeys.

Our proposals are:


Church Lane

Improved crossings would be introduced to encourage walking and cycling by ensuring the safety of those crossing the southern side of the A10 and both sides of Church Lane.

Changes are proposed to vehicle turning movements to reduce risk of conflict or accidents. It is proposed that right-turn movements from both sides of Church Lane onto the A10 would be stopped. This would help cut down on waiting time for cars on Church Lane, and allow the traffic lights to be timed to let more cars go through on the A10.


College Road

New pedestrian crossings would be introduced on the north and east side of the junction to help people to cross over the A10 and College Road.

The current approach on the A10 southbound is proposed to be upgraded to 3 lanes. This will help the traffic travelling southbound to turn onto College Road (to the east) more easily.

The proposals at the A10 / College Road junction will change the timing of the traffic lights which should reduce the queues on the approaches. We’re collecting information to understand the queue lengths and driver behaviours at the lights to help us refine the design. 


Lieutenant Ellis Way / Winston Churchill Way roundabout

A cut-through roundabout (also known as a ‘hamburger’ roundabout) is proposed which will prioritise cars travelling along the A10. This means there will be lanes for cars wanting to go straight ahead through the roundabout without having to go around it.

The other lanes will be for those going around the roundabout (to turn east or west). This will help the traffic flow and reduce congestion.

Underpasses or flyovers at Lieutenant Ellis Way were previously considered through the Broxbourne Local Plan. These were not taken forward as they were too costly and would take too much land. 


Improvements to walking and cycling routes across Cheshunt

Our proposals include new and improved walking and cycling routes across Cheshunt, including changes to Theobalds Lane. Routes are planned along Church Lane and College Road, and between Theobalds Lane and Albury Walk. A new route is also planned alongside the A10 between Church Lane and Halfhide Lane.


How we're limiting disruption

Other developments and works in the area

We're taking into account other permitted schemes and proposed changes to road layouts associated with the new developments in the area. We'll aim to incorporate any other improvements and maintenance works (including resurfacing) to minimise the need for separate periods of roadworks.

We'll also ensure that our works are coordinated with any works carried out by others, for example, utilities companies.

We'll consider the extent and duration of things like temporary road closures or lane closures to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and access is maintained for all users, including pedestrians and cyclists.    


Public transport

Bus services shouldn't be affected. Currently, there are no bus services running along the A10 and only a few services travelling east-west through the junctions. 

However, where possible, we'll install new features within the traffic signals to provide bus priority at the junctions.

Bus services within the borough were comprehensively considered through the Broxbourne Local plan and, as a result, 2 new services are planned:

  • one from Brookfield to Waltham Cross via Cheshunt station
  • one from the High Leigh development in Hoddesdon to Broxbourne Station. 

As bus services are run commercially, we have limited control over where they run. However, we're currently in discussions with developers in the area about getting funding to support new services, including additional routes to Cheshunt Station.



We'll try to minimise impact on parking. There may be some locations (for example, on approaches to new pedestrian crossings) where on-road parking may need to be restricted for safety reasons. If this is required, there will be further consultation. 

During the construction works, there may be periods when on-road parking is temporarily restricted or access to properties is disrupted. We'll aim to keep disruption to a minimum and we'll consult affected properties if this is necessary.

Speed limit

As part of the proposals, we'll review the speed limit on the A10. On Church Lane and College Road east there is not enough space for dedicated cycle facilities. As such, we're looking at additional physical measures like localised road narrowing and new crossings to slow down the traffic to make it safer for cyclists.

There are separate proposals looking at the potential for 20mph limits on some residential roads in the wider area, but this is not part of this A10 scheme. 

More about the 20mph programme in Hertfordshire

Traffic surveys and air quality studies

A transport model helps us show which roads cars are travelling on. This model includes all the roads across Hertfordshire and can include planned housing growth, new roads or changes.

If there are too many cars on some roads, we can see where there could be congestion. We use the Hertfordshire model to make smaller models to show how cars use junctions, and what other roads cars may use if there are congestion delays.

We're now collecting more information which helps us make the model as good as possible. We then use the model to helps us improve the design.

The quality of the air is being monitored and we're reviewing if extra monitoring is required. We may need to report on any changes to the air quality.

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