The improvements recently carried out in Hoddesdon town centre is part of a joint initiative between Broxbourne Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council to improve the quality and attractiveness of the town centre to encourage visitors to the area.
Completed in November 2013 this:
- Assisted traffic movement through the town centre
- Reduced congestion
- Increased pedestrian safety.
Work undertaken includes:
- Replacement road surfaces from Amwell Street around Hoddesdon Clock Tower and along Burford Street
- Refreshed road markings
- Extension of the bus stop on Amwell Street
- Repaving of the area around the Clock Tower with high quality granite slabs
- Removal of bollards
- Rationalisation and upgrade of street furniture
- Installation of a zebra crossing between the Clock Tower and war memorial
- New loading bay in Burford Street
- Amendment of the bus lane and parking restrictions on Brewery Road.
This phase was completed in July 2014 and included the following works:
- Repaving of the footway outside the shops on Burford Street between Brewery Road and Bell Lane
- Repaving of the footway outside the shops on Amwell Street between Pauls Lane and the service road at Zagara Restaurant
- Replacement and relocation of the bus stop on Amwell Street outside EFE Supermarket with a narrower version closer to the road and located slightly further south to minimise obstruction
- New stainless steel litter bins.
- This phase of work continued the repaving of the footpath between The Star public house and Lord Street
- Litter bins have been replaced with new stainless steel bins.
Proposals are currently being developed to install a gateway feature over the walkway adjacent to the library in the town centre.
For further information of public realm improvements please contact the Council's Helpline on 01992 785577.