Work completed on New River path
at Broxbourne
Construction of a 7km riverside cycle and walking pathway in Hertfordshire has been completed by a Jackson team.
The upgrade of a section of the New River path will allow more residents to walk or cycle around the borough of Broxbourne, easing congestion and reducing air pollution.
The project took ten months to complete and also included the installation of ramps and several footbridges. Hundreds of solar lights have also been embedded along the length of the path to light the way after dark.
Sustainable travel
The improvements were primarily funded by National Highways, as part of its Designated Funds programme which encourages sustainable and active travel, with contributions from both Broxbourne Council and Hertfordshire County Council.
Contracts Manager Stephen Christian said: “Most people have said ‘just’ a 7km combined foot and cycle path! But like most civil engineering projects, it is not the finished product but all the hard work and detail that has gone before that should be marvelled at."
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'Working near water and with limited access to the site, dealing with invasive species, root protection, road crossings, unknown ground conditions and asbestos cement sheet piling are just a few of the constraints the site team had to deal with in getting this project finished.'