12 in 12: Council secures permanent repairs to roads in the north of the county

At today’s Transport, Environment and Climate Change Committee (TECC), Councillor Steven Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport, announced a programme of permanent repairs to 12 roads, over the next 12 months, in the north of the county.

Speaking after TECC, Cllr Broadbent said: “Many months of hard work from both councillors and council officers has gone into securing agreement from East West Rail to reinstate the roads we believe they should be fixing as a result of their construction activities.   I was able to give this update today, along with assurances to Buckinghamshire residents that we do know about these problems, and we are working tirelessly to hold East West Rail to account.

“The road network is under considerably more stress because of the massive increase in HGV traffic from East West Rail (and HS2). We do not think residents should be footing the cost for damage to our roads that’s directly caused by these projects. It means we’re in constant negotiation with both EWR and HS2 over road defects in various locations and I’m pleased to be able to give details of this road repair plan for the first batch of twelve roads; I expect further repairs on the next batch of roads in the area to follow in due course.

“I want to thank local residents for bearing with us as we work to keep our roads safe. I know how frustrating it is experiencing difficult driving conditions.”

 

The 12 roads which will be repaired are:

Construction Route Road Name Route

length

Who is undertaking the works Programme (estimated)
Queen Catherine Road, Steeple Claydon 1 km EWR Alliance Oct 2022 completed
Whaddon Road (Newton Approach), Newton Longville 1 km EWR Alliance Nov 2022

completed

Whaddon Road, Newton Longville 0.52km EWR Alliance Nov 2022

completed

Verney Road (East of Addington) 1 km EWR Alliance Works due early 2023
Little Horwood Road/Winslow Road 1.5 km EWR Alliance Works due early spring 2023
Little Horwood Road 0.3 km EWR Alliance Works due early spring 2023
Buckingham Road/Herds Hill 2 km EWR Alliance Works due spring/summer 2023
Herds Hill 2.2 km EWR Alliance Works due spring/summer 2023
Sandhill Road 0.32km EWR Alliance Works due summer/autumn 2023
Sandhill Road 1.75km EWR Alliance Works due summer/autumn 2023
Ox Lane & Lenborough Road 2 km EWR Alliance Works due summer/autumn 2023
Sandhill Road 0.21km EWR Alliance Works due summer/autumn 2023

 

 

Cllr Broadbent added: “The current key issues which Members also raised in today’s TECC meeting include road closures and associated traffic management, road repairs, mud on the road, EWR interface with HS2, the Aylesbury link, environmental impact and biodiversity net gain, rolling stock, freight and noise pollution.

“Buckinghamshire Council will continue to assist and support local communities with mitigating the impacts of the disruption caused by the East West Rail line being constructed, by ensuring the EWR Alliance are being held to account.”