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HAVE YOUR SAY: Plans revealed to have a Dutch style roundabout in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 26th July 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

New images showing plans for a ‘Dutch style’ roundabout in Hemel Hempstead have been released.

Hertfordshire County Council are proposing changes to the road layout around the Boundary Way roundabout.

This would reduce the number of lanes on each arm and create space for cyclists around the entire junction, separated from the carriageway.

It would also include widened footways with pedestrian crossings on all arms, and lower speed limits.

Plans are part of the Active Travel Fund, which will help create safer, easier to use spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.

A new circular cycle route could also be created around the roundabout, separated from the carriageway by a verge and from the footways by low level kerbs, with priority over traffic.

The existing footways would be widened, and zebra crossings would be installed on all arms of the roundabout.

The road layout would be rearranged to reduce entry lanes down to one lane for traffic on all arms, this will reduce the impact on queuing.

There would be an overrun area in the centre for longer vehicles to use when on the roundabout.

The roundabout would form part of the proposals for the Buncefield Lane quietway, providing a network of less trafficked streets along Buncefield Lane between Green Lane to the south and Nickey Line in the north.

It would connect into the recently completed improvements at Breakspear Way to the south.

The existing speed limit would be reduced to 20mph on all approaches to, and around, the roundabout.

Residents have chance to express their views until July 30 and they can do so here .

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