Highways England are actively encouraging residents to let them know of any concerns with regard to the proposed A1(M) upgrade to Smart Motorway project.
When does the Consultation run?
The consultation will run until March. Work will start on the A1(M) junctions 6 to 8 in March 2020 to strengthen the existing hard shoulder so that two lanes can be kept open for traffic when work starts on the central reservation.
Who to contact?
Highways England – see address box below.
What are they going to do?
For full details go to www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A1Mjunctions6to8
It will be sometime before the works are completed as these are extensive.
For your convenience we outline below the work involved:
Detailed design development
Strengthening the hard shoulder
Structural survey work
Site clearance, including vegetation and the verge
Detailed topography, drainage and road surface surveys
New gantry structures to display overhead electronic message signs
CCTV cameras with full coverage of all lanes
Incident detection and automatic sign systems
Emergency roadside telephones
Electronic signals and signage
Constructing emergency areas (identifiable by orange road surfaces)
with distinctive advanced signs
Upgrading the central reservation by installing a rigid concrete barrier
Laying low-noise road surface
Replanting the verges
HOW TO CONTACT HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
We have several ways you can contact us to discuss the A1(M) junctions 6 to 8 smart motorway.
Phone: 0300 123 5000
Website, and to sign up for email alerts:
NO TIME TO WASTE
Please address your comments and queries to Highways England (contact details above).
The WPAG, Welwyn Parish Council, and Hertfordshire County Council will of course be responding to the consultation, BUT the views and concerns of local residents are very important to them.
Highways England need to hear from you.