More roadworks in Aylesbury next week, after nightmare morning commutes continue for many - but the council says traffic will not be affected...

More roadworks have been announced for Aylesbury after a week of nightmare commutes for morning workers.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 3:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 12:42 pm
Traffic in Aylesbury file photo

Last week some reported taking over an hour to get from one side of town to another, after water works on Wendover Road caused a knock on effect.

But with works having been in place on the Tring Road, as well as in Elmhurst Road adding to congestion, the announcement that works are also set to start on the Fowler Road junction will not fill drivers with joy.

Preparation work starts in Fowler Road, on Monday next week, ahead of improvements to the junction approach in the New Year.

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Organisers says these works mark the start of a three-phase 15-week junction improvement scheme by Buckinghamshire County Council that will contribute to a better traffic flow and journey time reliability on the busy stretch of the A418 Oxford Road.

Phase one will see contractors set up a compound and build a new shared footway and cycleway on the southwest corner of Fowler Road .

The council says these works will not affect traffic, although daytime footway closures between 8am and 5pm will be needed to allow preliminary work to continue for two weeks.

Following this phase, Monday 6 January sees the start of phase two: widening works on the Fowler Road junction approach at off-peak times (9.30am-3.30pm). The final phase - resurfacing and lane markings - will be done at night, starting in March.

Project updates will be provided through e-bulletins and on the County Council website.