From Monday 24 September 2018, Clarendon Road in Watford will be undergo the start of a major transformation programme that will significantly improve the Beechen Grove junction and surrounding area for pedestrians and cyclists as well as the overall look of what is one of the town’s most well-used thoroughfares.
Watford Borough Council, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, is carrying out the programme in two phases. The fist – running from 24 September to December 2018 – will focus on improving the stretch of Clarendon Road adjacent to the RBS building and leading to Watford Market. The second phase - from January to March 2019 – will renovate the Beechen Grove junction itself.
Key aspects of the improvements will be to infill the subway that runs under Beechen Grove to link the two sides of Clarendon Road and to upgrade the surface crossing at this point (the one most people use that allows crossing from the Jurys Inn side to the town centre side). Additionally, the council will remove unwanted street clutter, introduce new paving, upgrade the traffic signals and resurface the carriageway. Better signage, landscaping and waste bins will also form part of the transformation of the area.