Resurfacing work on the A413 Wendover bypass is nearing completion.
Work has been severely affected during recent planned overnight closures by wet weather. However the rain held off overnight on Thursday 24th October / Friday 25th October 2019. This enabled a 1.2 mile strip of very low noise surface material to be completed along the southbound (towards Amersham) carriageway of the bypass.
On the morning of Friday 25th October 2019 there was a delay in reopening the bypass while contractors tested the new surface and adjusted the road layout to enable traffic to run safely in the narrow lanes either side of the new surfacing joint along the centre of the carriageway.
A spell of dry weather forecast for Sunday 27th October 2019 should allow contractors to continue resurfacing work and the road will close at 6.00am on Sunday 27th October 2019 and reopen on Monday 28th October 2019 at 6.00am.
During this coming weekend the contractors are aiming to complete the remaining 1.2 mile strip of very low noise surface material along the northbound (towards Aylesbury) carriageway of the bypass.
Overnight on Monday 28th October 2019 / Tuesday 29th October 2019 and again on Tuesday 29th October 2019 / Wednesday 30th October 2019 the road will also close from 7.00pm to 6.00am. Weather permitting these closures will be for white-line painting, installation of reflective studs and moving equipment off-site.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: ‘I’m very sorry the bypass didn’t open at 6am as planned, and I apologise for the inconvenience. Our top priority is the safety of drivers and those working on the site, and our contractors team worked flat out to get things finished, but in the end we can’t rush safety checks without the risk of something horrible going wrong, and no one wants that!
This is the first time we’ve laid very low noise surfacing in the county, and the weather hasn’t been kind to us. It’s a new experience for us as well as for Wendover residents, and we’re all looking forward to completing the specialist surfacing that they overwhelmingly chose.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.