Another nightmare morning commute on Aylesbury's roads

Road users were treated to yet another nightmare journey to work on Aylesbury's highways this morning.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 3:29 pm
File photo, traffic in Aylesbury

Some commuters reported standing in traffic for more than an hour, just to get from the Horse and Jockey traffic lights to the A41 Tring Road. This is the second day of misery as traffic was just as bad yesterday both in the morning and the evening rush.

Transport For Bucks blamed water works in the Wendover Road for the widespread congestion, but respite may be at hand as the works are due to be completed today.

A spokesperson said: "We would like to apologise to those travelling in Aylesbury affected by delays over the past two days. The problem yesterday was a perfect storm of problems all happening through the rush hour on different parts of the network. This included essential Thames Water works on the Wendover Road, a broken down vehicle on Black Bridge and a set of faulty traffic lights phasing incorrectly.

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"The Thames Water works on the Wendover Road are still in place, and we believe the knock-on effects of these, including queueing traffic exit blocking right turners, causing further queues around the network, was responsible for the delays this morning.

"Unfortunately the temporary lights in place for these works are essential as there were open excavations in the road. We instructed Thames Water manually control the lights, but this has only had limited effect.

"These specific works are due to be completed today and we are in contact with Thames Water to see if the lights will be removed before the evening peak."