The county’s A-roads will be getting a facelift over the next two months to protect areas at risk of wearing out.

Hertfordshire County Council will carry out a series of road surface works throughout May and June that will affect areas in Watford, St Albans and South Oxhey.

Roads will be ‘surface dressed’ which involves spreading a layer of binder and chippings over the existing area to seal and protect the surface and restore texture and grip.

Warning signs will be erected advising drivers to keep to 20mph or less. In some cases, a recently dressed dual carriageway may remain closed to keep speeds down and prevent unsafe overtaking.

Work will happen outside the morning and evening rush hours when possible.

Borehamwood Times:

The sites being treated are:

• A411 Waterfields Way, Watford

• A600 Bedford Road, north of Hitchin

• A10 Great Cambridge Road, Cheshunt

• A10 Great Cambridge Road, Turnford

• A10 Turnford link southbound sliproad (off)

• A1081 Harpenden Road, St Albans

• A1170 Great Cambridge Road, Broxbourne

• A4008 Oxhey Lane, South Oxhey

• A41 Junction with Two Waters Way eastbound sliproad (on)

• A41 Junction with Two Waters Way westbound sliproad (on)

• A414 Eastwick Road

• A414 Hertford Road, east of Hatfield

• A505 Royston bypass

• A5183 Redbourn Road, St Albans

Mark Kemp, director of environment and infrastructure, said: “We know that the condition of the roads matters to residents and it matters to us too.

“I appreciate these works will be inconvenient and I know leaving lanes closed while the new surface beds in will add to that inconvenience.

“I do hope people will bear with us, however. While the new surface may look a bit messy at first, once it has bedded in the result will be a better and safer road surface on these important routes.”

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