Funding has been approved to make a junction in Radlett safer after a spate of accidents and campaigns from residents and councillors.
Hertfordshire County Council confirmed to RadlettNews that Councillor Caroline Clapper has allocated £72,000 from the 2022/23 Highway Locality Budget to design and implement improvements at the Aldenham Road/Station Road/Upper Station Road junction.
Councillor Caroline Clapper updatedd residents: “This junction has been an accident hot spot for as long as I’ve been a Councillor and I have been contacted numerous times about it by concerned residents. Despite my repeated attempts to resolve it, it so far hasn’t warranted Hertfordshire County Councils’ intervention.
“Each year I have used some of my Highway’s Locality Budget to make small changes to try and make this junction safer, but each year accidents have continued to occur.
“I committed to residents that if the last set of alterations at the junction did not work, then I would pledge the majority of this years’ Highways Locality Budget to a much fuller scheme to try and resolve this issue for once and for all, and finally make this junction safer.
“After numerous meetings, discussions and debates with officers, I am delighted to inform you that I have now (finally) agreed a scheme with Highways to be implemented!”
Cllr Clapper will be contacting residents for their views and feedback on the proposed safety scheme and will be posting regular updates on the proposals.
Hertfordshire County Council added that design details are under investigation, and it is currently anticipated that improvements to the junction will be delivered by the end of March 2023.