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Damaged planters on the A40 in High Wycombe to be replaced at a cost of £130,000

| August 11, 2020
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A damaged planter on the A40 in High Wycombe. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

A number of damaged planters on the A40 West Wycombe Road and Oxford Road in High Wycombe are to be replaced.

The six timber planters will be replaced with new granite features along the central reservation of the A40 West Wycombe Road and Oxford Road in High Wycombe.

The granite features will maintain the separation between the two lanes of traffic as part of the slow and steady approach to the Alternative Route.

Rectangular granite features will also be installed at each end of Westbourne Street and in Desborough Road, near the junction with Rutland Street.

The planters were installed four years ago as part of the creation of High Wycombe’s Alternative Route, which opened up the dead end of Westbourne Street and provided another route through town to the roundabout at Marlow Hill.

Buckinghamshire Council is replacing the planters at a cost of £130,000, funded by developer contributions to transport projects. The planters were being damaged by errant vehicles.

The work to install the new granite features in West Wycombe Road and Oxford Road will be done overnight during the August 2020 school holidays. The road will be closed between The Pastures junction and Brook Street from 6.00pm to 6.00am between Monday 17th August 2020 to Wednesday 26th August 2020.

Overnight closures in Westbourne Street (from Thursday 27th August 2020 to Monday 7th September 2020) and in Desborough Road, from Bridge Street to Suffield Hill (from Tuesday 8th to Friday 18th September 2020) will allow granite features to be installed and maintenance and repair work to be carried out.

Nick Naylor, Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘These replacements are a win for everyone. They’ll maintain the safety of the approach to the town centre, improve the look of the road, and be easier to maintain.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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