Plans to revitalise a major road in Watford has received a multi-million pound boost from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP).
Watford Borough Council has secured £4.8million from the Local Growth Fund investment from HELP to upgrade Clarendon Road.
Planned improvements include the removal of an underused subway at Beechen Grove, to be replaced with an upgraded surface level pedestrian crossing with new paving, traffic signals, and a resurfaced carriageway.
Unwanted street clutter will be removed and replaced with new landscaping, waste bins and signage.
Further improvements will take place between April 2019 and March 2025 to create a safer, greener and more attractive thoroughfare to attract and retain businesses and jobs.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Clarendon Road is one of the town’s most important hubs for business and visitors.
With national and international businesses basing their HQs there, it is important we ensure that our town’s infrastructure matches the ambitions they have for their business.
“We know that over nine million people travel through Watford Junction each year and Clarendon Road is one of the first impressions they get of the town. That’s why it is so important to create a really appealing area and a better link from the station to the town centre.”