Patients and visitors to Lister Hospital in Stevenage are being advised to plan ahead as road works in the surrounding areas will likely cause delays from Tuesday, January 2.

The road works, part of Hertfordshire County Council’s improvements to cycling and walking in Stevenage, will mean several road closures nearby to the hospital.

North Road will be closed to traffic 24/7 in both directions between the junction with Rectory Lane to Pirton Close, including the Coreys Mill Lane junction.

The eastern side of Coreys Mill Lane will also be closed between the junction with North Road and Lister Hospital Main Entrance (Gate 5).

There will be no through-route between North Road and Coreys Mill Lane.

Vehicle access to North Road via Gravely Road, A602 and Coreys Mill Lane will be maintained for hospital staff, hospital visitors, emergency vehicles, residents and deliveries only.

Patients and visitors will still be able to access Lister’s multi-storey car park.

A spokesperson for the East and North Herts NHS Trust, which runs Lister, said: "If you are visiting the Lister Hospital during the dates of the road works, we urge you to plan ahead for your journey, and allow extra time to make up for potential delays.

"Emergency services are working closely with the council to ensure access is maintained for emergency ambulances."

Royston Crow: CGI of North Road cycle provision. CGI of North Road cycle provision. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

The scheme to create a segregated two-way cycle track on North Road has been ongoing since June 2023, and is being carried out in various stages.

This follows Herts County Council's successful bid for £6.4m as part of the Active Travel Fund Tranche 2 allocation from the Department for Transport (DfT), as well as and award of a a further £2.6 million in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The additional funds were earmarked for new pedestrian and cycle facilities in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage.

More information about the road closures can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Anyone with questions or concerns should email Hertfordshire County Council’s Contact Centre at, or call 0300 123 4047.