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At least 10 trees to be cut down on Edgar Street, Hereford
THE Highways Agency has confirmed that at least 10 of the 14 lime trees on Edgar Street, Hereford, will be cut down to make way for an additional lane.
Contractors went to the site last week and measured the distance of the trees to the point of the proposed third lane on the southbound carriageway.
Tim Harbot, Midlands regional director for the Highways Agency, said that three trees that are closest to the roundabout will be saved, while there is also the possibility of a fourth tree that is furthest away from the roundabout escaping the chop.
He added that every tree removed will be replaced on a “like-for-like” basis, with a tree of the same species.
The work, part of a three-stage “pinch-point” programme to improve the flow of traffic in the city, will also see the road being resurfaced, including the roundabout.
The traffic signals and pedestrian crossing on Edgar Street will also be replaced.
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