Relief in sight for traffic woes in Beaconsfield
Plans unveiled to ease congestion – have your say
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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