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Herts County Council plans improvments to key Stortford roundabout




Tesco Roundabout A1184/A120/Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Traffic jams building up at rush hour by roadworks for Stortford Fields. Pic: Vikki Lince
Tesco Roundabout A1184/A120/Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. Traffic jams building up at rush hour by roadworks for Stortford Fields. Pic: Vikki Lince

Improvements to the Hadham Road roundabout in Bishop's Stortford are being planned by Herts County Council.

The highways authority wants to improve vehicular capacity at the A120, A1184, A1250 intersection to the west of the town.

This scheme will also improve the footways on the roundabout and westwards towards the proposed A120 Little Hadham bypass and flood alleviation scheme.

In an effort to minimise disruption on one of the town’s main traffic arteries, the work is expected to start later this year – in the winter or autumn – and dovetail with improvements required at the roundabout as part of the development work for the 2,200-home Stortford Fields estate. There have already been traffic controls and closures on Hadham Road since January as part of the housebuilding project.

In detail, Herts County Council proposes:

A1184/A120 roundabout capacity enhancements, which consists of entry and exit lane lengthening and widening.

Widening the existing footway from the Bishop’s Stortford gateway feature on A1250 Hadham Road westwards to the existing underpass on the A120, approximately 600m west of the A1184/A120 roundabout.

Enhancements to the pedestrian crossing on the northern arm of the A1184/A120 roundabout.

Appropriate vegetation cut-back, with signage and road markings to be refreshed where necessary. Some street lighting columns will be relocated.

Resurfacing of carriageway to give a consistent finish.

As part of its plans for the Little Hadham bypass, the highways authority has also committed to improve pedestrian and cycle links between Little Hadham village and Bishops Stortford and has started consultations on a shared pedestrian/cycle route between the eastern end of the bypass (Hadham Park roundabout) and the A120/A1184/A1250 Hadham Road roundabout, after the relief road is completed.



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