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‘Masterplan’ roadworks to restart in Westbourne Street on Mon 3rd April 2017

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Westbourne Street, High Wycombe.

Construction work in Westbourne Street on High Wycombe’s new ‘Masterplan’ alternative route for traffic is due to restart on Monday 3rd April 2017.

For ten days the southern end of Westbourne Street will close to complete work on narrowed traffic lanes and new central reservation to keep traffic flowing slowly and steadily.

New pavements and road surfacing will also part of the works which have been times to coincide with the Easter school holiday.

Between Monday 3rd April 2017 and Thursday 13th April 2017 signed diversions will direct traffic via Desborough Avenue and Bridge Street.

On Friday 17th March 2017 the junction of West End Road with Desborough Road will close permanently to allow the Bridge Street junction to work safely and reduce congestion. Access to houses and car parks in West End Road will be via West End Street.

The works are part of the ‘Masterplan’ project to create a new route through High Wycombe which will link the A40 Oxford Road with the Abbey Way gyratory.

As part of the project a new road will be constructed through the town’s old gasworks site. Work in progress in Desborough Road from Westbourne Street to Lily’s Walk will be completed this summer.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Transport Cabinet Member, said: ‘I understand road closures, however short and planned, create inconvenience. We’re trying to keep this to a minimum and I hope residents and traders will accept our apologies in advance.

The Alternative Route scheme is part of High Wycombe ‘Masterplan’ which is a joint project between Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

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