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Subway improvements announced

Sunday 22 March 2020

Two of the town's pedestrian underpasses are to be overhauled after the District Council received a government grant.

St.Andrew Street underpass

The subways in London Road and St.Andrew Street are to be improved following the award of an Air Quality Grant worth £54,000 to East Herts District Council to encourage active travel.

The St.Andrew Street underpass will provide an important link between the town centre and the town's new Aldi supermarket, which is expected to open within the next two months.

A source close to the council said that Hertford Art Society and local schools would be involved in providing framed artworks for the subway walls. New LED lighting would also be installed, surfacing redone, and parapets and handrails repainted.

The town's subways were built in the 1960s when the relief road was driven through the town.

The Castle Street and Fore Street subways were recently improved with drawings and paintings from local schoolchildren.

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