Transport for Buckinghamshire have issued a notice to the Parish Council that they will be undertaking carriageway patching works along Valley Road, Hughenden Valley between Coombe Hill and Cryers Hill as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Teams Plane and Patch Programme.
Work will take place from
Monday 10th Friday 14th August using a road closure in operation between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am and are expected to take up to 4 nights to complete.
Please note the works are weather dependent and are part of a rolling programme of Countywide works, therefore dates and durations are subject to change at short notice.
Plans to develop a network of cycling and walking routes around High Wycombe started with the launch on Monday 27 July of a travel survey to find out how people currently get around the area. The survey closes on Monday 17th August.
The survey is at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/integrated-transport/hw-lcwip-baseline.
(webmaster comment – the press release says it will take 4 months to create the plan. The survey makes no distinction between pre-covid levels of use & current use so rendering results ambiguous. Why do our Councils not have a plan like this already on file as part of their overall ‘Green’ planning? )
Works are due to commence on Monday 22nd June and will have a duration of approximately 4 weeks (Mon – Fr 8am to 5pm) with 3-way traffic light control of both roads — to upgrade the surface water network of the two roads.
Information from Transport for Buckinghamshire.
Carriageway roadworks already taking place and continuing until Tuesday April 21st . These will involve road closures of Valley Road A4128 between Coates Lane and Cryers Hill Road timed between 7:30 and 4pm. The closures will mean that the 300 bus route will have to be diverted during these times.
Also receievd this:
“With roads being quieter than usual we are also looking to bring some planned maintenance works forward so we can get them done earlier and quicker. It was only recently that we made more cash available for additional ‘plane and patch’ works following the wet autumn and winter weather and of course February’s storms. However, now is the time to see what more we can get done, although this will of course be subject to the availability of workers, materials and equipment.”
(The message below was sent recently to the Head Teacher of Great Kinghill school:)
I write as a resident of Cryers Hill.
I would like to draw to your attention the preponderance of vehicles parked at school drop off/collection times which keep their engines running for considerable periods while stationary. This occurs mostly in the car park of the White Lion pub, but also on the grass verges in the vicinity.
The parents involved may not be aware that this now an offence, but they are surely familiar with the dangers of increased air pollution, which impacts directly on children’s health as well as that of the residents in the area. The contribution to greenhouse gases/climate change is also well documented. The RAC article, to which I supply a link below, describes this particularly well.
I wonder if you and your staff could find time to bring this to the attention of both parents and children, and ask them to switch off their engines when parked for more than a few seconds. I hope it will not be necessary to ask the overstretched police to take action.
Please see here (under the heading ‘Devolved Services Update – February 2019‘) for information on planned pavement work around the Parish.
News from Buckinghamshire County Council
21 February 2019
APPROVED for Immediate Release
Weekly Roadworks Update
During the course of the coming week, Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work in the following places as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme. As some activities depend on the weather, dates shown are subject to change at short notice.
No weekend working is planned.
Bryants Bottom Road, Bryants Bottom – Pink Road to Spring Common Lane (25/02/19 to 06/03/2019)
Conventional resurfacing taking place using a 24 hour road closure. Closures will be in place over the weekends.
07 January 2019
APPROVED for Immediate Release
County Council keeps watch on Marlow Bridge
Teams from Transport for Buckinghamshire will patrol Marlow Bridge this weekend (11-14 January) to prevent overweight vehicles from crossing. Patrols will be supported by advance warning signs and a camera van.
The action is being taken during closure of the main A404 Wycombe to Maidenhead road while Highways England replaces the renovated Volvo footbridge across both carriageways.
The A404 will close at 9pm on Friday 11 January and reopen at 5am on Monday 14 January.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: “My main concern is to protect Marlow Bridge from damage by vehicles over three tonnes. While the main A404 is closed for the weekend by Highways England, the temptation to use Marlow Bridge as a short cut might be too great for some drivers.”
For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978