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We're changing our roadworks programme to help keep our workers and residents safe.

We are progressing plans to build a new access road to replace the existing Essex Road (between A1170 Dinant roundabout and Geddings Road).

The proposed scheme will improve access and make it safer for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians coming in and out of Hoddesdon Business Park.

 

Where is it happening?

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Detailed New River bridge site map (PDF, 226KB)

Background

Essex Road is the main route in and out of Hoddesdon Business Park. The business park is an important income generator in Hertfordshire. However, it's restricted by a narrow road bridge (6 metres wide) over the New River.

  • The bridge is 60 years old and not up to modern standards.
  • The road over the bridge is narrow, such that it is difficult for two HGVs to pass.
  • The footway on the bridge is very narrow and there is no cyclist access.
  • The section of Essex Road is the only access suitable for HGVs. A vehicle breakdown on the bridge would cut the area off for hours. An accident which damages the bridge could close the road for days or weeks.

 

Scheme objectives

  • Improve transport access to Hoddesdon Business Park so it can better cope with collisions, breakdowns and maintenance.
  • Widen the road to allow HGVs to pass each other safely.
  • Increase safety for all road users.
  • Improve pedestrian and cyclist access.

 

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Upcoming roadworks

  • Summer 2020 (10pm to 5am), overnight traffic lights, to lay new kerbs on for eastern tie in of new access road to Essex Road.
  • February 2021 (10pm to 5am), overnight road closure of Essex Road, to undertake resurfacing works on Essex Road to join the new access road.

 

Timeline and steps to complete project

The new bridge is expected to be open by Spring 2021.

Step 1: Seeking funding (spring 2017)

Funding has been allocated for the project by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership due to the importance of the Hoddesdon Business Park to the local economy. Hertfordshire County Council and Broxbourne Borough Council are contributing to the project from existing funds held from other developments in the area.

Step 2: Pre-planning consultation

The pre-planning consultation for this scheme was undertaken 15 November – 15 December 2017 and is now closed.

View the pre-planning consultation documents

Step 3: Developing the scheme

  • Preparation and coordination of planning documents.
  • Draft legal orders and planning submission (autumn 2018).

Step 4: Getting permission

We received planning permission for the scheme in April 2019 and we are in the process of discharging planning conditions.

Use reference no: PL\0962\18 to view the full application.

Step 5: Construction

We are now in this stage.

We have secured funding from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire County Council and the Borough of Broxbourne.

The new bridge is expected to be open by spring 2021.


The above timings are subject to change, for example, if there's a change to funding.

 

 

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