Resurfacing to begin on A505

PUBLISHED: 15:20 05 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 11 May 2010

RESURFACING work will commence this week to try and improve safety on A505.

The notorious road is expected to be closed Eastbound near Royston for five nights, between 8pm – 6am, commencing on May 11. A spokesman for Hertfordshire Highways said: Due t

RESURFACING work will commence this week to try and improve safety on A505.

The notorious road is expected to be closed Eastbound near Royston for five nights, between 8pm - 6am, commencing on May 11.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Highways' said: "Due to the nature of the work, some disruption and inconvenience is unavoidable as it progresses, but as ever Hertfordshire Highways' staff will do everything possible to keep this to a minimum.

"All road users are asked to take extra care and leave extra time for their journeys while the work is going on," she said.

With the Eastbound carriageway closed, all traffic will have to use the westbound carriageway. Temporary three-way traffic signals will in operation, and access from Hyde Hill Farm and Newmarket Road, although drivers could be subjected to delays.

The spokesman added: "Hertfordshire Highways is also reminding local people to be wary of doorstep conmen posing as council contractors while the works are going on.

"Genuine highways contractors do not call on householders with offers to tarmac driveways or do other work with materials 'left over' from road works."

Campaigners have been calling for action to improve safety on the A505 following a string of accidents in recent months. In February, Joyce Littlewood, 79, from Letchworth, was killed when the car she was travelling in collided with a van near the Ashwell junction.

For more information about the resurfacing scheme, contact Hertfordshire Highways on 01438 737320.

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