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Fencing Work - Temporary Closure of Alban Way from 2nd October for 10 days.

Warning signt 100x100St Albans City & District Council’s Housing Department will be replacing the wooden boundary fence between Woodvale Park and Alban Way.
The Alban Way will be closed to both pedestrians and cyclists during this work. 
The works are due to start on Monday 2nd October 2017 and will take around 10 days to complete.
Advanced warning signs were erected at each end of the proposed closure on 22nd September to forewarn users of the impending closure.
A signed diversion route will be in operation when the Alban Way is closed, which will divert users via Morrisons car park, Hatfield Road and Sutton Road, and vice-a-versa. A plan of this diversion route can be viewed below.
Should you have any questions about the work or any problems arise concerning the diversion route, please contact Wendy Noble on 07931518206 or Nicola Lee on 01727 814613

What is the Alban Way?

The Alban Way is a trail of approximately 6.5 miles for cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.

It can be joined at a number of access points, including Highfield Park (Fleetville, St Albans), Ellenbrook Lane (Hatfield) along its length. Limited car parking at access points is available at the former London Road station in St Albans, the site of the Smallford station in Smallford Lane, and at the eastern end (where it meets the A1057 just off the Great North Road north of Hatfield Station).

The Alban Way does not just serve as a transport route for people, but also as a green corridor for plants and animals. Many bird, insect and mammal species can be found. If you look carefully you may be able to see the former railway platforms in the undergrowth.

Alban way mural 250Along the way there are several artworks which have been commissioned as part of St Albans District Council's public art strategy.

The project is supported by the Millennium Commission, National Cycle Network, Countryside Commission, St Albans City and District Council, Welwyn Hatfield Council, Herts County Council (Environment), Countryside Management Service, Groundwork Hertfordshire, Watling Chase Community Forest, RMC (St Albans Sand and Gravel Co. Ltd.) and the University of Hertfordshire.

History of the Alban Way

To find out more about the history of the Alban Way and "Smallford Station and Alban Way Heritage Society" visit

Date of last review: 25 September 2017