The A120 is an important east-west link in Hertfordshire’s main road network. The 2.4 mile long bypass will cost £30m and help to ease congestion at the notorious Hadham crossroads traffic lights and reduce flooding in the village.
The Environment Agency will use the bypass embankments to create flood storage areas to reduce the risk of flooding to around 70 properties at risk in Little Hadham and Hadham Ford.
Construction is to begin in early 2018 and finish in 2020 with an expected contract price of up to £25m. The rest of the budget will be spent negotiating land purchases for the project with up to 10 owners with compulsory purchase orders used as a “last resort”.
Firms and suppliers can book to attend an industry open day on Friday 30 September by emailing Evelyn Poulton or telephone: 01992556485.
The event will be held at Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, 6 Six Hills Way, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ.