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Restoration of the Marlow Obelisk to begin on 22nd Aug 2018

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The Marlow Obelisk. (Archive picture)

Restoration work on the Marlow Obelisk is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 and will last for three weeks.

The work, by Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB), will take three weeks to complete and will be carried out using temporary traffic lights on weekday nights between 8.00 pm and 5.00am when the roads will be at their quietest.

Work will not be undertaken during the Summer bank holiday weekend (including bank holiday Monday 27th August 2018) but will resume on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

TfB took the decision to postpone the work on the Obelisk last year due to practical concerns, particularly the congestion that it would create on local roads. TfB have worked in partnership with various interested parties to consider many options, including temporarily removing the Obelisk from site for restoration, before deciding that overnight working on the structure in situ was the most feasible option.

Drainage work will also be carried out around the base of the Obelisk to help preserve the monument.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation Mark Shaw supported the decision to postpone the work and said: ‘TfB remains dedicated to completing the restoration of the obelisk in the shortest time possible and with the least disruption to the local area. Overnight working during the summer months is our best option.

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