Major transformation of Clarendon Road continues

Major road in Watford continues transformation

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Clarendon Road has been undergoing a major transformation since September 2018, which is seeing pavements, roads and the general look of the area overhauled.

The second phase of the project begins in March and will involve overnight work at the Clarendon Road and Beechen Grove junction starting on Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 March for three nights. Additional works will then take place to install a new kerb line for Clarendon Road from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 March. All works will start at 8pm and finish at 5am to cause minimal disruption.

The £9.8million Clarendon Road transformation programme is being led by Watford Borough Council with support from Watford Business Improvement District (BID). A £4.8million Local Growth Fund investment has been provided from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), plus £5million from Watford Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and contributions from local developers.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Clarendon Road is a key gateway into the town. These improvements will make it easier and more accessible to travel here. I would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience while the works are going on and we will continue to keep you updated with progress.”

The improvement works further include removing the right hand lane from Beechen Grove into Clarendon Road, upgrading two sets of traffic signals, improving the pedestrian and cycling facilities over the junction, enhancing the paving areas to match the works carried out by intu, resurfacing of the carriageway and improving the area towards the market entrance.

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