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Part of the A413 at Little Missenden to close for HS2 works over weekend of Friday 18th to Monday 21st June 2021

| June 13, 2021

A section of the A413 at Little Missenden is to close over one weekend for HS2 related works.

The A413 will be closed between the Keepers Lane junction to just past Pipers Wood Lane from 9.00pm on Friday 18th June 2021 until 5.00am on Monday 21st June 2021.

The closure is so work can take place to divert and install utilities as part of the construction of the HS2 Little Missenden vent shaft site. These include water, electricity and telecoms.

To do the works safely and reduce the need for further full closures over the next few months, HS2’s contractors Align will be doing this work over one full weekend.

Councillor Steve Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘The original plan was to shut the road over two weekends in April [2021] but following local discussions we considered the likely volume of displaced traffic and the associated impacts, unacceptable at that time.

Since then we have been working with Align, HS2 Limited and local Ward and Parish Councillors to minimise the impact on the local area and agreed that a full closure over one weekend was the better option.

Notices are being posted to all households in the local area and electronic message boards (VMS) will be positioned on the main roads between Stoke Mandeville and Amersham, warning drivers of the up and coming closure.

The diversion will also be actively managed by traffic marshalls at key locations and closure points either side of the work site at Little Missenden.

Full details of the works and diversion routes can be found on the HS2 website at https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/04075835/Full-closure-A413-Little-Missenden_June-2021.pdf.

Buckinghamshire Council is advising anyone with questions about HS2 or their works to contact the HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or by email to [email protected].

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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