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£6.32m of Government funding for two road schemes in High Wycombe and Aylesbury

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Following a bid by Buckinghamshire County Council in the summer two major Buckinghamshire road improvement schemes have won £6.32 million of Government funding.

The £6.32m will be divided between an improvement project for the A40 from High Wycombe town centre to Loudwater and an improvement scheme for the A418 Oxford Road in Aylesbury.

The High Wycombe scheme, which will receive £4.13m, includes proposals to improve journey time reliability along the London Road, better pedestrian crossings and state-of-the-art traffic control to ease congestion.

At Aylesbury £2.19m will be spent of a scheme which includes plans to ease traffic queueing between Fowler Road and the Hen & Chickens roundabout, improve walkways and cycleways, and install synchronised traffic light controls.

The schemes are among seventy six across the country awarded funding totalling £244m announced by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, on Thursday 19th October 2017.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member welcomed the funding and said it would help relieve urban congestion, improve safety and journey time reliability and help to unlock economic growth.

Mark Shaw said: ‘We’re looking continually for opportunities to bid for Government money to invest in Buckinghamshire’s roads, to help stimulate economic growth, deal with the impact of housing growth, and help ease congestion. This funding will do a great deal to make life better for our residents and businesses.

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