Major roadworks planned for five weeks on Aylesbury roads which could cause traffic chaos
Three roads will undergo major improvements causing delays to journeys across Aylesbury.
Construction work has been announced on the A41 Bicester Road, Jackson Road and Dickens Way, causing delays on busy commuter roads.
Officials concede that these roadworks will cause 'temporary inconvenience' to Bucks drivers, but argue the work will greatly reduce traffic in the long run.
The work begins on Tuesday June 15 along the A41 Bicester Road with ducting planned between the Rabans Lane junction and the Paradise Orchard/Sir Henry Lee Crescent junction.
Once the ducting is completed major works are programmed to start at the end of July/beginning of August.
The aim of this renovation is to improve the journey times along the A41 Bicester Road corridor.
The ducts will be used to implement new communications equipment (CCTV, ANPR cameras and variable message signs). New traffic signals are also planned at the Jackson Road/Dickens Way junction.
The work is expected to take five weeks to complete.
Work won't be done during peak commuter hours, it will be carried out between 9am-5pm on Jackson Road and Dickens Way.
A Bucks Council spokesperson said: "The majority of the work will not impact the carriageway as it can be completed on the footways and verges, with pedestrian diversions where required. All residents will be able to gain access to their properties as usual during the works, but delays may be encountered at peak times."
Across the roads temporary traffic lights will be used between 9:30am - 3:30pm. There will be two-way lights in operation along Bicester Road and three-way lights on Jackson Road and Rabans Lane. The lights on Jackson Road will be manually controlled so that Jackson Road remains green in both directions and only changes to red when a vehicle wants to exit the Tesco side road.
Councillor Steve Broadbent, commented: “While these construction works will cause some temporary inconvenience, once completed, they will improve journey times and the general traffic flow along the busy A41 Bicester Road corridor.
“Funding for these construction works has come from Section 106 developer contributions, in this instance, mainly from Berryfields development contributions.”