A developer has announced four months of roadworks are set to begin as work on Watford’s biggest redevelopment scheme ramps up.

Berkeley Homes, which will be building 1,267 homes in St Albans Road, says it beginning a new phase of the project that means “necessary” improvements are needed at a junction.

The planned work will kick off on June 27 in St Albans Road in and around the junction with Penn Road, where The Range used to be.

In a community newsletter for The Eight Gardens development, director Rob Farrant says the works have been “thoroughly reviewed” and “planned in great detail” with Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council.

Though the exact nature of the work hasn’t been explained in full, Mr Farrant says it will “enhance” the road network around the development.

Watford Observer: Expect roadworks in this area of St Albans Road over the coming months. Credit: Google MapsExpect roadworks in this area of St Albans Road over the coming months. Credit: Google Maps

From June 27 and lasting for around four months, temporary traffic lights will sometimes be in operation and there may be some lane closures.

According to traffic data management website One Network, UK Power Networks will be carrying out work by the development site this week although it is not clear if it is connected to The Eight Gardens project.

All work over the coming months is set to take place during the day but any traffic management will be in operation 24 hours a day.

Access to TK Maxx and for pedestrians will be unaffected, the newsletter says.

Mr Farrant added: “We apologise in advance for any disruption this may cause and would like to thank you for your continued patience and operation.”

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The newsletter also confirms the borough council has granted Berkeley Homes permission to carry out construction work at The Eight Gardens until 7pm up until July 22.

The project, which will take years to complete, will include 11 buildings, with three of them 28, 24, and 22 storeys high.

Alongside homes, the development will include shops, restaurants, pub/bar, gym public square, and open spaces. There are also plans for a primary school.