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Work on final stretch of new cycle park begins in Verulamium Park
Final works on the stretch of a new pedestrian and cycle path in Verulamium Park started this week.
Works to the east/west stretch of the new path, between Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Verulamium Museum, will take approximately four weeks.
The path will open to cyclists in December, which follows the installation of signs, bollards, a new pedestrian path, speed restrictions and a new entrance to the children’s play area.
Councillor Daniel Chichester-Miles, portfolio holder for environment at the council said: "The east/west stretch of the Verulamium Park cycle route can be completed now that the worst of the winter weather is hopefully behind us. Works include drainage, edging and surfacing to match the north/south route through the park.
"All the works take into account the underlying archaeology of the site."
The development of the east/west cycle route comes after the completion of the north/south stretch, in October between the Fighting Cocks public house and King Harry Lane.
The final phase of the works will include drainage, edging and final surfacing, which will require suitable weather conditions, hence the later timing. Sections of the path will be closed on a rolling basis to allow the works to be completed.
Arrangements are being made to keep disruption and noise to a minimum and park users are requested to follow the diversion signs.