County in top 10 for roadworks
THE prevalence of roadworks in Buckinghamshire this year is among the highest in the country.
According to the Department for Transport, there have been 606 different sets of works on roads in Bucks that are maintained by the Highways Agency.
This equates to 11.7 roadworks for every 10,000 people living in the county, and is the 10th highest in England.
Some had no effect on traffic (116), but 391 caused delays of up to nine minutes and 99 caused delays of up to half an hour.
Each set of roadworks in Bucks took an average of 9.4 days to complete (the average in England as a whole days).
Across the nation as a whole, there will have been 28,077 sets of roadworks on Highways Agency-maintained roads during 2014, including those scheduled to start between now and the end of the year. Thus, the cumulative total number of days of roadworks for the year is 280,000.
The M25 has had the most work done – 2,096 different projects; the M6 came second with 2,037.
Fifty sets of roadworks were deemed to have caused severe delays to drivers (in excess of half an hour).