Work will begin to repair series of nasty potholes on key road

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Works starts this week to resurface Weedon Road which is rife with nasty potholes.

At the start of this month this newspaper reported on calls for the road to be repaired.

The 340 metre section, between the Buckingham Road and Meadowcroft junctions was due to be resurfaced in the summer, however a Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) inspection noted the continued deterioration of the road and planned resurfacing was brought forward.

Councillor Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transport at the council visited the site on Monday.

He said: “It means we can put a new surface on one particular stretch that was badly pock-marked with defects.

“We looked again at this stretch and considered that it probably wasn’t going to last until summer. On the basis of that inspection, we brought the work forward.”

The work, costing around £180,000, includes repairs to kerbs, pavement and drains at the Cromwell Avenue junction. Weedon Road will be closed overnight to through traffic between 7pm and 6am Tuesday to Friday, and then again the following Monday.

Residents have been notified, diversions clearly signed, and help will be on hand at each end to advise drivers.

Mr Shaw added: “I hope our actions demonstrate that we do listen to residents. We keep an eye on short stretches that have several defects, like Weedon Road, and try to make them last until we can resurface them permanently, which makes the money go further. And that’s just what we’ve done here.”

In the current financial year the County Council will invest more than £15 million in resurfacing and maintaining Buckinghamshire’s roads.

Report road defects online at: www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport/tell-tfb/