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Motorists facing more road works including repairs at Hockerill junction due to 'poor reinstatement'

Motorists in Bishop's Stortford are facing a raft of ongoing road works in the town, including repairs at a major junction due to "poor reinstatement" by a utility company.

The latest update of works in the town from highways authority Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) comes as data reveals a key artery through Stortford is among the top 25 traffic hotspots in the county.

An HCC report on traffic and transport for 2022, which measures the volume of traffic for the length of the road, puts the A1250 – which runs from the A120 Tesco roundabout, through the town centre, to the junction with the A120 Birchanger roundabout – in 16th place, behind sections of the M25, M1 and A1. The A120 at Little Hadham is 25th.

Previous road works at Hockerill junction - more are going ahead after poor reinstatement by a utility company. (63460458)
Previous road works at Hockerill junction - more are going ahead after poor reinstatement by a utility company. (63460458)

The latest list of road works includes temporary traffic signals at the Hockerill junction this weekend (April 14-17), from 8pm on Friday to 6am Monday, for UK Power Solutions to carry out "repair works following poor reinstatement". The signals will be manually controlled to manage traffic and working hours have been extended to completion the job over one weekend.

Before then, there will be works in Hadham Road, Hazelend Road and the Parsonage estate this week to install sewage and electrical connections.

And for the next fortnight there will be rolling signals at night along the B1383 from Stansted Road in Bishop's Stortford to Spellbrook for cable installation works.

HCC says that some of the works have been programmed for the school Easter holidays and the working hours extended in a bid to limit disruption.

The full list of works – which are subject to change at short notice and are weather dependent – is:

  • Heath Row, from junction of Lea Close to junction of Parsonage Lane, ongoing until April 23 – 24/7 multi-way signals for UK Power Networks to carry out electrical connection works.
  • Hadham Road, junction with Cricketfield Lane, April 10-14 – 24/7 two-way signals (manually controlled 6am-8pm), with a road closure at the Cricketfield Lane junction, for SP Bardwell Ltd to carry out works to provide a new foul sewer connection.
  • B1383 Stansted Road to Spellbrook, April 10-25 – Rolling two-way signals, 8pm-5am, for EU cable installation works.
  • Hazelend Road, between Michaels Road and Cursoner Avenue, April 11-12 – Two-way signals, 9.30am-4pm, for remedial works by Thames Water.
  • Stansted Road, outside No 82, Tuesday April 18 – Two-way signals, 9.30am-4pm and manually controlled, for tree-cutting works.
  • Dunmow Road, junction with Manor Links, April 19-20 – 24/7 temporary traffic signals, manually controlled from 6am to 8pm, for Affinity Water repair works to "damaged asset" affecting private property service.

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