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Wendover bypass surfacing works to be delayed

| August 16, 2019

A delay has been announced to the proposed A413 Wendover bypass surfacing works.

The work involves the installation of a very low noise surface on Wendover bypass.

The new £1.51 million surface will be funded by HS2 as mitigation for the extra noise generated by HS2 construction traffic using the road.

Originally planned to start in the August 2019 bank holiday week, the work has been rescheduled to start at 7.00pm on Friday 20th September 2019. The delay is due to issues relating to the availability and testing of the specialist material used for the surfacing works.

During the two week long programme of work there will be night time closures of the bypass from 7.00pm to 6.00am on weekdays. During the day there will be a 30mph speed limit imposed as well as narrower lanes while works take place.

There will also be two full weekend closures of the bypass lasting from 7.00pm on a Friday to 6.00am on the following Monday.

Essential preparatory works will be carried out on the first weekend closure (over the weekend of Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22 September 2019). Surfacing work will be undertaken during the second weekend closure (Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019).

During the night time and weekend closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place with advanced notice signs being put up to warn motorists of the impending work all major approaches shortly.

Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation, Mark Shaw apologised for the change. ‘Although we’ve had to reschedule, the revised programme means that, as well as the very low noise surfacing, we can now carry out some extra maintenance to the street lighting, clean all the drainage channels and tidy up the verges, grass and overgrown vegetation.

It will be a complete make-over for the main section of the bypass, which is good news.

Of course, I realise there will be some disruption for local residents and the travelling public, particularly over the two weekend closure periods, but I hope everyone will bear with us. This is the first time we’ve laid very low noise surfacing in the County so its exciting for us as well as for Wendover residents who will get the specialist surfacing that they overwhelmingly voted for.

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out the works in conjunction with Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.

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