Council apologies for starting roadworks early

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Bucks County Council has apologised for starting its road resurfacing earlier than planned on the A413 Wendover Road.

Work was due to start from 7pm overnight on each weekday between Thursday (June 20) and Wednesday but one motorist said delays were caused by workmen starting an hour earlier than planned.

Andrew Matthews wrote to The Bucks Herald and said: “6pm is firmly in the middle of the rush hour. Closing the road at this hour is absolutely unacceptable especially when you carried out similar closures on two days last week.”

A council spokesman denied work started at 6pm but admitted contractors did jump the gun: “The contractor put the temporary traffic lights on at 6.40pm. They have been instructed not to do that again. They are not meant to do that and will not be doing it again.”

Meanwhile, road resurfacing works will begin on the Aston Clinton bypass on July 5 starting at 7.30pm.