Re­lief in sight for traf­fic woes in Bea­cons­field

Plans un­veiled to ease con­ges­tion – have your say

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The plans were on dis­play on Fri­day, April 22 at Bea­cons­field Town Hall, and de­tailed the pro­pos­als, which in­volve putting in place a re­lief road to run east of the town from a junc­tion at Maxwell Road to Pye­bush round­about on the A40.

Bucks County Coun­cil of­fi­cers were on hand to an­swer questions from peo­ple and said there had been a pos­i­tive re­sponse from peo­ple about re­mov­ing traf­fic from Lon­don End and re­liev­ing the town of com­muters’ cars.

There is also a pos­si­bil­ity that the road could be used by HS2 re­lated traf­fic when work on the project be­gins, which again would mean that ve­hi­cles as­so­ci­ated with the project would not be trav­el­ling Lon­don End.

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to build the road is set to be made this sum­mer, and then, fol­low­ing ap­proval, de­tailed de­sign work would start.

The project would then be put out to ten­der for con­struc­tion, al­low­ing build­ing work to be­gin in through spring 2018, with the aim of a spring 2019 fin­ish.

Trans­port cab­i­net mem­ber Mark Shaw said: “We’ve been very pleased at the in­ter­est res­i­dents and busi­nesses have shown.

“It’s an im­por­tant scheme and we’re still open to feed­back in the next few weeks as we head to­wards the de­tailed re­lief road plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion.”

He added: “We only get one crack at ma­jor schemes like this, and we want to make sure we get it right, which is why we’re lis­ten­ing to lo­cal res­i­dents and lo­cal groups who have good lo­cal knowl­edge that can help us avoid ex­pen­sive er­rors.”

Peo­ple in Bea­cons­field have long called for a re­lief road due to traf­fic prob­lems in the Old Town.

The plans would in­volve traf­fic be­ing di­verted away from the town, giv­ing fast ac­cess to and from Amer­sham.

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