Tourist signs in St Albans require a double take

A PROLIFERATION of brown tourist signs have gone up around the city – and motorists are currently having to crane their necks to read some of them.

Several, like these two on the A4147 opposite Bedmond Lane, are so close together that motorists coming into the city from Hemel Hempstead have to draw up alongside to read the second one.

A similar pair of signs are in place along Bluehouse Hill but a spokesperson for Herts Highways explained this week that new ones had been put alongside old ones and the originals would soon be removed.

She said that following a review of signs throughout St Albans, those directing visitors to destinations in the city from M1 Junction 9 were being removed in favour of those for Junction 7 – the former M10 motorway.

She added: “This is to reduce sign clutter, promote more effective traffic flows around the city and provide the best route into the city for tourists.”