A busy junction will be closed for improvements due to safety concerns.

There will be phased closures over three weeks of roads leading to the King Harry junction in St Albans amid worries over pedestrian safety.

Starting from Monday, Hertfordshire County Council contractor Ringway will install two new zebra crossings, replace kerbs, realign and resurface pavements and the road.

Cabinet member for Highways, Cllr Phil Bibby said: “We want to make our road network safer for pedestrians and make it easier for people to get around on foot. We know these improvement works will be disruptive and I’d like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience.”

St Stephens Hill and Watling Street will be closed between February 18 and 24. King Harry Lane and Watford Road will be closed between February 25 and March 3.

Resurfacing work will take place at night between 8pm and 5am so roads remain open during the day.

Go to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/roadworks for details of road closures and diversion routes.