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NEW LOOK: Watford Borough Council leads project to improve St Albans Road 

 Published on: 5th July 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Borough Council is leading a revitalisation project which aims to improve the look and the feel of St Albans Road.

Work to improve the road have started on June 8 and are expected to be completed by autumn. 

New street furniture will see an investment of £400,000, other changes include improved paving, tree planting and more cycle friendly routes.

This has been decided after the council asked for feedback to the public in 2019.

The council in fact developed a phased improvement plan for St Albans Road with the long-term ambition to create a sustainable and vibrant local high street.

The project includes creating new small ‘squares’ of high quality public realm and community space on Hatfield Road, Victoria Road and Bruce Grove, which are all closed to through traffic onto St Albans Road and currently cluttered.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “‘St Albans Road is key route into and out of our town centre. It is used by thousands of people every day and is an important place for businesses, leisure and socialising. One of my key manifesto commitments was to improve this area and I am pleased we are delivering on this commitment. 

“We must make sure that all of our town can benefit from investment and schemes like these are really important making Watford a better place.”

There will be new soft landscaping, unused planters will be removed or reused, new planters and street trees introduced and also a new sustainable drainage system.

New cycle stands will be installed to provide parking facilities for cyclists while allowing a clear flow of movement for users of the pavement. For more information, please visit stalbansroad.co.uk

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