Roadworks disrupt Elstree crossroads

Disruption can be expected when roadworks begin this morning at a junction in Elstree.

The works, which are scheduled to last six months, affect the junction between High Street, Watford Road, Roman Road and Barnet Lane.

The alterations inlcude the removal of street furniture and the disconnection of traffic signal posts and feeder columns, followed by work by BT .

Traffic will be controlled by four way traffic lights.

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8:08am Mon 20 Jan 14

Cereals says...

Simon we all know it is the old Roman road but is not called that now
Simon we all know it is the old Roman road but is not called that now Cereals
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10:40am Mon 20 Jan 14

clive4it says...

Latest news is the work is starting tomorrow, Tuesday.
Latest news is the work is starting tomorrow, Tuesday. clive4it
  • Score: 1

9:27am Wed 22 Jan 14

Short But Useful says...

I understand these roadworks are due to last 25 weeks not 1! If you look at the notices that have been in position on the approaches for several weeks they will confirm it.
I contact HCC who in turn put me on to their contractor. The work involves a complete reworking of the junction to create addition lanes with the aim to remove some of the bottlenecks.
However, before this can begin they need to move the access points to some underground BT equipment which are on the current traffic islands but would, post realignment, be in the road which is not a good idea.
So be prepared for considerable delays for the next 6 months or so.
I understand these roadworks are due to last 25 weeks not 1! If you look at the notices that have been in position on the approaches for several weeks they will confirm it. I contact HCC who in turn put me on to their contractor. The work involves a complete reworking of the junction to create addition lanes with the aim to remove some of the bottlenecks. However, before this can begin they need to move the access points to some underground BT equipment which are on the current traffic islands but would, post realignment, be in the road which is not a good idea. So be prepared for considerable delays for the next 6 months or so. Short But Useful
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Wed 22 Jan 14

david.turner says...

I live in Arundel Drive Borehamwood and work in the Lismarrine Industrial Park Elstree, a distance of 3.2 miles apart. Yesterday I took 1.5 hours, including the return journey, to travel from work to the NatWest bank in Shenley road Borehamwood and this morning 1.25 hours to travel to work going the Furzehill road, Shenley road, Allum Lane, Watling street, Butterfly lane, Dagger lane and A41 route. Other workers at my company tried the A1 and A41 route and the normal route that we would use the A411 Barnet lane, Watford road route, all of which had multi queues of traffic. The situation will be the same for our return journey home. The roadwork signs say that this is to last for 25 weeks, I am sure that nearly 6 months of this is going to cause accidents, road rage incidents and perhaps other moments of madness. Can someone not find a better solution?
I live in Arundel Drive Borehamwood and work in the Lismarrine Industrial Park Elstree, a distance of 3.2 miles apart. Yesterday I took 1.5 hours, including the return journey, to travel from work to the NatWest bank in Shenley road Borehamwood and this morning 1.25 hours to travel to work going the Furzehill road, Shenley road, Allum Lane, Watling street, Butterfly lane, Dagger lane and A41 route. Other workers at my company tried the A1 and A41 route and the normal route that we would use the A411 Barnet lane, Watford road route, all of which had multi queues of traffic. The situation will be the same for our return journey home. The roadwork signs say that this is to last for 25 weeks, I am sure that nearly 6 months of this is going to cause accidents, road rage incidents and perhaps other moments of madness. Can someone not find a better solution? david.turner
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

eric 2 says...

there are now roadworks at the junction of watling street and theobald street in radlett an alternative route to the elstree crossroads to reach butterfly lane/dagger lane good planning .
there are now roadworks at the junction of watling street and theobald street in radlett an alternative route to the elstree crossroads to reach butterfly lane/dagger lane good planning . eric 2
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2:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

david.turner says...

In response to eric 2 - do the planners travel any of these routes????
In response to eric 2 - do the planners travel any of these routes???? david.turner
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