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Crest Road junction improvement work to start on Monday 25th January 2021

| January 23, 2021

A computer generated image of the John Hall Way / Crest Road junction improvement scheme. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

Improvements to the Crest Road junction in Cressex, High Wycombe are to start on Monday 25th January 2021.

The work to the junction at Crest Road and John Hall Way will see the existing small roundabout converted into an ‘intelligent’ traffic light controlled junction to improve traffic flows and reduce congestion, especially at peak times.

Other improvements include a new 600 metre shared use cycleway and footway running from Handy Cross roundabout to Holmers Farm Way roundabout linking two existing cycle routes, new toucan crossings incorporated into the junction for both pedestrians and cyclists and additional visibility improvements to help motorists.

The scheme follows a ‘virtual’ consultation on the proposals in 2020, which attracted over 800 views. The majority of those who responded supported the plans and a number of additional suggestions have been incorporated into the final design.

Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Nick Naylor said: ‘Now, more than ever, we need to create opportunities to grow the local economy and support the creation of new jobs. With companies like Aldi and McDonalds looking to open here, the junction improvements are absolutely vital to increase capacity in the local area.

As well as the intelligent traffic signals which ‘learn’ how to manage higher vehicle flows in the best possible way, we are also incorporating better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians as part of the design. I really look forward to seeing the completed scheme come into operation.

The work, being carried out by Transport for Buckinghamshire on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council, is expected to take around seven months to complete.

Temporary traffic management will be put in place during the works to protect the workforce whilst seeking to minimise any disruption to residents and businesses.

Works are planned to take place during weekday working hours with road closures only needed during the short road resurfacing phase towards the end of the construction.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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