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Further junction upgrade work on the A40 in High Wycombe to start on Thursday 28th November 2019

| November 27, 2019

Gordon Road junction, A40 High Wycombe : Diagram shows the work planned. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire County Council)

Work will start on Thursday 28th November 2019 to upgrade two junctions along the A40 London Road in High Wycombe.

The work is part of a Buckinghamshire County Council plan to help reduce congestion and improve traffic flows and is expected to last two weeks.

On Thursday 28th November 2019 work will start at the Gordon Road junction to install dropped kerbs and tactile pavements in preparation for the installation of a new puffin pedestrian crossing across Gordon Road the following week from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December 2019.

During the first week in December a new pedestrian refuge island will be installed the the King’s Road junction. Three way off peak temporary traffic lights will operate at the Gordon Road junction from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 and Friday 6th December 2019, while traffic queue detectors are installed in the road.

King’s Road junction, A40, High Wycombe : New pedestrian refuge planned. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire County Council)

Temporary lane closures at the King’s road junction will be managed using manual ‘stop/go’ signs to allow traffic flows to be co-ordinated as well as possible with the nearby Gomm Road traffic lights.

There will also be clearly signed footway closures while the works take place.

A spokesman for Buckinghamshire County Council said: ‘There’s a lot to do and we’ll be working hard to avoid causing too many delays by working at off-peak and night times. I hope people will bear with us and if there are delays, please accept our apologies.

The works are all part of a £6.6 million junction upgrade package, which includes linking traffic lights using state of the art technology to help traffic flow better, introducing dedicated turning lanes and renovating pedestrian crossings. The scheme also includes improvements to bus stops, changes to bus lanes and real-time variable message signs.

The scheme is jointly funded by the County Council from Government grants and Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The work is expected to finish in summer 2020.

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

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