In March 2021, we called for Hertfordshire County Council to reconsider its decision not to resurface St Albans Road in 2021/22.
Since March, the problem with St Albans Road and the surrounding roads has only worsened, as the county council has failed to resurface the road and sort out the drainage issues. As the photos below show, the ponding on Salisbury Road and Regent Street has not been sorted (left two pictures), whilst St Albans Road is covered by potholes and flooded (right two pictures).
Lib Dem Watford Borough Council spent £400,000 on improvements to the pavements, with planting and seats etc, thanks to Ian and Dawn, councillors for Callowland ward. We need the Tory run county council to step up and do the road surface. The Lib Dems asked how much it would cost to resurface the road and we were told £265,000, subject to surveys.
We believe the county council needs to find that money now (it has over £65m in its roads maintenance budget) and resurface this section. This would help support the local centre by bringing it all up to the right standard. It would also make it safer for cyclists who have to avoid all the potholes.
If you agree please sign the petition below or online. We need to send the county council a clear message to get this road surfaced- will you help us?
We the undersigned call on Herts County Council to find the £265,000 to resurface St Albans Road from Balmoral Road to Leavesden Road and to undertake this work as soon as possible.