Essential work on the A41 Tring Road in Aylesbury is to be brought forward due to traffic being at an all time low.
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has for some been planning to resurface several sections and to underpin some of the slabs below the road surface on the A41 Tring Road, Aylesbury.
Although TfB has already carried out both emergency and temporary repairs on the stretch between King Edward Avenue to just past Regent Road, a permanent solution is required. A decision has been made to bring forward the work while traffic levels remain low.
However phase 1 of the work on Tring Road does not yet have a confirmed start date, as this will be determined by the detailed outcome of the risk assessment, availability of contractors and the coordination of other works. Currently TfB is aiming for this work to be started in June 2020.
Recently, the Highways Sector Council launched a new initiative called ‘Project SafeStart’ to encourage the acceleration of major maintenance work and to deliver ‘shovel-ready’ essential roads projects.
With traffic being at an all-time low, 50% less than usual at this time of year, some of the scheduled work for 2020 has been brought forward, ensuring less disruption to the public once lockdown is lifted.
TfB already has plans in place to ensure that all teams are following Government guidelines while working and additional provisions have been made to keep them, and the public, safe.
The A41 Tring Road work in Aylesbury is considered ideal during this time as it is a big scheme that would inevitably cause severe disruption in normal traffic conditions. The scheme will be done in two stages and TfB will accelerate resurfacing to the worst section of the road, with specialist work to underpin the slabs taking place at a later date.
Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Nick Naylor, said: ‘Transport for Buckinghamshire has been working hard to get as much work completed as possible during this time while following all Government guidelines.
I am so pleased the decision has been made to bring forward the essential work on Tring Road, in line with ‘Project Safestart’, ensuring less disruption to commuters and residents compared with more normal traffic volumes.
We can assure you that our teams are closely following Government guidelines while working and we have made significant changes to keep them safe.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.