Work has started on a £1.3 million scheme to introduce a one-way system in Hemel Hempstead Old Town.
The work, which is being carried out on behalf of Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council, is expected to last 22 weeks and is being undertaken in five phases.
The second phase, which will involve the implementation of a one-way system from Queensway up to the High Street, was expected to get underway yesterday (10 June).
Phases two and three will be undertaken using traffic control, maintaining access for vehicles and pedestrians, but the fourth phases will necessitate a road closure of the High Street beginning 2 September 2013.
Andrew Williams, leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: “The new one-way system is part of our wider regeneration plans for the Old Town and will help to make it easier for people to visit by reducing congestion and easing the flow of traffic.”
Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, added: “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these works which are a key part of the regeneration of the Old Town. Disruption will be kept to a minimum but we would ask you to allow extra time for any journeys you make while the work is in progress.”