is a road linking Hitchin
, with A10
, via Stevenage
The course of the road has changed significantly since the 1960s with the construction of several bypasses and relief roads.
In Hitchin, the road starts at a junction with the A505
, and follows a relief road round the south of the town centre, before re-joining the course of the original route for .
The village of Little Wymondley
is bypassed by a dual carriageway route to the A1
junction at Corey's Mill.
, the road takes two courses through the town - the first is a concurrency with the A1 round the new town to the junction at Langley Sidings. The second is a route through the town itself, following closely the route of the old Great North Road. The two routes converge and form a northern bypass for the suburb of Broadwater (the old Hertford Road through Broadwater has been closed to motor vehicles since the 1990s, to prevent rat-running).
The next 3 km of road is the only remaining original piece of the route, travelling through the villages of Bragbury End
and Hooks Cross
. The next feature is a roundabout, and the road once again diverges from its original course and takes a left to bypass the village of Watton-at-Stone
. At the eastern end of the Watton-at-Stone bypass (constructed in the late 1980s) it reaches another roundabout.
In the 1970s, the road continued from this point straight ahead down what is now the A119
, and then... Read More