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Why is a new bypass suggested for Hertford?

Posted on 6th December, 2018

Gasgoyne Way around Hertford town centre is a rush hour bottleneck on the A414, and is forecast to carry increasing volumes of traffic in future.  Hertfordshire County Council is consulting on its ideas for the A414 corridor and for a surface bypass to take the through traffic, supposedly freeing up Gasgoyne Way for local traffic and enabling several public transport options.  See the HCC website for details.  A southern route for the bypass is preferred, since it would allow shorter journey times for most through traffic.  A tunnel is thought to be too expensive.  Green Belt land will inevitably be lost to the new road, and if new junctions were provided then this would offer developers new sites for more new housing, and Hertford would grow further.