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ROAD WORKS: Temporary road closure in Abbots causes confusion

 Published on: 20th August 2019   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley road that was meant to close for six and a half hours at a time for five days left residents confused after the road stayed shut for two consecutive days.

Signs for a temporary road closure at the bottom of Gallows Hill, entering Station Road were put up weeks in advance that stated five days of closure but only from the hours 9.30am to 4pm.

Regular users of the road were confused on August 12 when 4pm rolled over and the road was still shut, even though their permit only allowed them to work within their six-and-a-half-hour bracket.

A spokesperson for Colt Technology Services said: ““We apologise to residents who were affected by the works at Gallows Hill/Station Road recently. When work started, it was discovered that the only access point that could be taken was in the footway.

“As the road under the bridge is narrow, this meant there was nowhere for pedestrians to walk safely through under the two-way lights.

“So, it was for safety reasons that the road was kept closed. As always with these works, we considered the disruption to residents, but safety is our number one priority.”

The road is still currently signposted to be worked on by Highways England, with temporary stop and go signals being used from August 19 to August 23 from the times 9.30am to 4pm.

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