County in top 10 for road­works

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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).

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