Hertfordshire puts roadworks on the map
It’s never been easier for Hertfordshire residents to plan their road journeys around the county thanks to a comprehensive roadworks information web site and improved information on twitter.
Information bulletins for the most disruptive roadworks have been available to view on Hertfordshire County Council’s website for some time but now the site has been greatly improved with the addition of a searchable map. The map shows all roadworks carried out on behalf of your local county council as well as those by utility companies and the Highways Agency.
The map is available on www.hertsdirect.org/roadworks and you can search for all the major roadworks that are taking place not just in Hertfordshire but also in all the surrounding counties. Zooming in and clicking on the roadworks icons opens up more information such as who is responsible for the work and the dates when it is taking place. The map also clearly shows the severity of any disruption for road users including any road closures.
The data for the map is supplied by www.roadworks.org and a convenient mobile version of the map is now accessible at that web site for users of smart phones (although not on Blackberry).
Stuart Pile Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “There are a vast number of roadworks carried out in Hertfordshire throughout the year. Our aim has been to provide an online service that gives easily accessible details of all these works helping residents to plan their journeys and allow extra time as necessary.”
The improved web site is one of a number of measures introduced to keep the public informed and traffic flowing in the county. A new control centre in Hertford constantly monitors the road network enabling a quick response to traffic problems and immediate information to be provided to road users via the Highways twitter feed.
Stuart continued: “I think that residents will find the new roadworks map an invaluable resource. I encourage them to go online and check it out. In addition information on significant incidents affecting Hertfordshire’s roads is available on our twitter feed http://twitter.com/Herts_Highways – I strongly recommend following us.”
An online map with even more detail about how traffic is moving in Hertfordshire will be available to the public in the new year.
Hertfordshires road maintenance programme is delivered by Ringway working on behalf ofHertfordshire County Council.