The closure of St George's Way in Stevenage has been caused by due to "fascia cladding falling from building", a spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council has revealed.

The road has been closed since yesterday (Wednesday, November 15) after an incident that occurred while "works are carried out to secure loose materials".

Emergency roadworks were carried out yesterday, with the northbound carriageway (in the direction of the Old Town) on St George's Way closed, causing a build up of traffic around Stevenage town centre.


The A602 was heavily congested, and the Highways department at Hertfordshire County Council advised drivers to avoid the area.

Access to the St George's Way multi-storey car park is not possible from the northbound carriageway, with drivers only able to use the southbound entrance.

The exit onto St George's Way from the roundabout with Six Hills Way remains blocked off.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the road had since re-opened. As of 3pm on Thursday, November 16, the road remained inaccessible from the roundabout at the Six Hills Way end.