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Ground investigation work to start at two junctions near Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe on Monday 18th May 2020

| May 14, 2020

Junction of Desborough Avenue and Lancaster Road in High Wycombe. (Archive picture)

Early ground investigation work is to start on Monday 18th May 2020 as part of the design of proposed improvements to two junctions near the Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe.

During the works contractors will check the condition of the drainage system, dig trial holes to establish the location of utilities and test the condition of the road foundations under the top end of Desborough Avenue, around the junctions with Marlow Road and Lancaster Road.

The contractors will work at the Lancaster Road junction on 18th, 19th, 26th and 27th May 2020 and at Marlow Road junction on 20th, 21st and 26th May 2020.

The work will be done from 7.00am to 5.00pm between Monday 18th May 2020 and Wednesday 27th May 2020. During the work there will be a lane closure with two-way and three-way temporary traffic lights.

The work is a part of Buckinghamshire Council’s continuing aim to improve traffic flow in and out of the business park, to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability.

Nick Naylor, Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘I understand the difficulties of getting to and from Cressex Business Park in the rush-hour, which is why we’re continuing to work with companies there to find ways to relieve the congestion.

These works are preliminary investigations to see what’s under the surface, and we’re trying to get them done now while traffic is lighter, but inevitably there’ll be some disruption, for which I apologise in advance.

In 2019 the former Buckinghamshire County Council improved the crossroads junction at Cressex Road / Cressex Link Road, giving north-south priority to business park traffic to reduce queues, especially at evening peak times.

A new bus route linking Handy Cross with the business park started in July 2019 with the aim of encouraging business park workers to leave their cars at Handy Cross and catch the bus in order to relieve congestion.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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