Updated Sunday 8th February 2004
The eastbound carriageway of St.Andrews Street is to close for six weeks from Monday 16th February 2004, leading to added congestion on Gascoyne Way.
The closure is to enable the resurfacing of a stretch of road between St.Andrews Church and Old Cross and for repairs to the pavement alongside at a cost of £120,000.
The pavement works will see replacement of the surface with York Stone, an expensive material that is used throughout the town. However, the utilities often remove the stone when digging up the road, replacing it instead with cheap tarmac.
The works take place at the same time as Sunday road closures in the town centre to enable enhancement work to take place.
Hertfordshire Highways admitted that the scheme would cause considerable disruption for the town as traffic seeks alternative routes on already congested roads.