Motorists face delays around Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock and Royston as cleaning work is done on A602 and A505

PUBLISHED: 12:27 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 28 February 2017

The A505 between Baldock and Royston is among the stretches of road that will be cleaned.

The A505 between Baldock and Royston is among the stretches of road that will be cleaned.


Motorists face delays around Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock and Royston over the next three weeks as cleaning work is done on the A602 and A505.

Contractors yesterday began a spring clean of the dual-carriageway section of the A602 Wymondley bypass, the A505 Baldock to Royston bypass, and the A505 section from Hitchin to Luton.

North Herts District Council’s grounds maintenance contractor John O’Conner is expected to take two days to clean the A505 Baldock bypass, while waste contractor Veolia carries out a three-week operation on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage and the A505 from Hitchin to Luton.

To ensure the contractors’ safety during the clean-up, one lane on each stretch will be closed while the work is done.

Councillor Peter Burt, the district council’s executive member for waste, recycling and the environment, said: “Each year tonnes of litter is collected from along high-speed roads in North Herts, the majority of which had been thrown from passing cars.

“This has serious effects on the environment and council tax payers are left to foot the bill.

“Please be responsible and take your litter home with you.”


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