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Marlow Obelisk restoration work to start on Mon 28th Aug 2018

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The Marlow Obelisk. (Archive picture)

Restoration work on the Marlow Obelisk is to start week commencing Monday 28th August 2018.

The restoration work is expected to take up to four weeks to complete and will be carried out during overnight closures Monday to Friday between 8.00pm and 6.00am when the roads will be at their quietest.

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) had to postpone the work on the obelisk in 2017 due to practical concerns, particularly the congestion that it would create on local roads. TfB worked in partnership with all local interested parties to consider many options, including removal of the Obelisk, before deciding that overnight working on the structure in situ was the most feasible option.

Additional drainage work will also be carried out around the bottom of the Obelisk to stop the ingress of water which is speeding up the deterioration.

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council, 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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