Interserve construction has been given a contract by Hertfordshire CC to upgrade a section of the A602.
Work on the contract, which was awarded through the Eastern Highways Alliance Framework, is expected to shorten journey times between Ware and Stevenage in the county. Work on the contract includes remodelling a roundabout and constructing a segregated left turn lane for east bound traffic and a single carriageway off-line realignment of the existing A602 carriageway. A new bridge will also be constructed.
Phil Bibby, Hertfordshire County Councillor for Highways and Environment, said: “The A602 is a key route between the A1(M) and the A10, as well as an important road for local traffic, so the improvements we are planning will make a real difference. The tight bends and traffic turning right both cause delays and fixing these problems will help traffic flow more freely and safely.
“With around 100,000 new homes expected in Hertfordshire by 2031, we are expecting an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, so it’s vital that we invest in key schemes to improve the road network and keep Hertfordshire moving as the population grows.”
Interserve divisional director Wayne Howell said: “Our appointment to improve the A602 in Hertfordshire is a further addition to the portfolio of highways we are delivering on behalf of local authorities including recent appointments in Suffolk and Thurrock.
“The award of this contract is a testament to our capabilities and track record in delivering road infrastructure projects for local authorities and Highways England around the UK and our work on the A602 will bring real benefits to residents and businesses around Stevenage and Ware.”