One of the slowest A roads in England
9.6mph on average during morning rush-hour
Weddings at Chiltern Open Air Museum DRIVERS in Denham have to contend with one of the slowest stretches of road in England during rush hour.
According to statistics from the Department for Transport, the A4020 southbound, from the Denham roundabout towards Uxbridge, is one of the slowest A roads in the country.
The average speed of vehicles there during peak weekday morning times during June this year was 9.6mph – the slowest in Buckinghamshire.
That puts it in the slowest four per cent in the country, and it has got worse since speeds were last monitored 2008, when drivers averaged 11.6mph.
Paul Stevens of Thames Hire Services, which is based in the road, said: “In the morning, heading into Uxbridge can take a long time.
“I would say it probably takes about 20 minutes to do this section of road, which is about a mile.
“You’ve got two lanes going down into one, and then two sets of traffic lights to get through so it’s very slow.”
He added: “In the evenings it’s okay and if you avoid the peak time in the morning it’s fine, but if you’re here at the wrong time it will really slow you down.”
At the other end of the scale, the A416 northbound, which links Chesham with Berkhamsted, has the fastest average speed in the county, where vehicles can expect to travel at about 46mph during rush hour. The 20 streets with the slowest average speeds in the UK are all in London, while the average speed on all A roads in the country was 24.6mph.
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