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Rye Street to be closed for third summer in succession for Stortford North works




Footprint left by removal of speed bumps put in by error on Rye Street, Bishops Stortford. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (12066399)
Footprint left by removal of speed bumps put in by error on Rye Street, Bishops Stortford. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (12066399)

For the third summer in succession, Rye Street will be subject to closures as work connected to the Bishop's Stortford North development continues.

Initially, signals will control two-way traffic from Monday June 24 as four weeks of works by Breheny Civil Engineering on behalf of the Bishop's Stortford North Consortium and Countryside Properties are carried out.

Then, from Monday July 22 to Friday August 23, there will be phased closures of Rye Street for five weeks, beginning at the north end and moving southwards. Side roads including Foxdells Lane and Lindsey Road will be affected.

The closures are to enable work to be carried out on resurfacing the road and footpaths as well as installing new zebra crossings and speed humps as part of Countryside’s highways improvements works at St Michael's Hurst.

New sewage mains to serve the Bishop’s Stortford North development by Taylor Wimpey, Bovis, Persimmon and Kier will also be installed.

Some of the traffic-calming measures were added in 2017 without proper permission and had to be removed immediately by Countryside pending public consultation.

Last year Rye Street was closed for six weeks from July 23 so Affinity Water could provide an upsized water main for St Michael's Hurst. The original pipeline needed upgrading when Countryside added 150 smaller homes to its plans for the estate, taking the total to 479.

On Tuesday (June 18) there will be traffic lights on Rye Street near Grange Paddocks while Cadent adds properties to its gas network.

Rye Street jcn Foxdells Lane,Bishops Stortford. Advance notice of road closure. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (12066422)
Rye Street jcn Foxdells Lane,Bishops Stortford. Advance notice of road closure. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (12066422)


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