‘Paving the way’ in High Wycombe town centre
Nick Naylor, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, went to High Wycombe last week to check on the progress of the paving work taking place in the town centre. Nick spoke at length with the supervisor who explained the process of laying ‘York and granite setts’ and Tegula paving.
Several areas of existing paving and paved bays will benefit from repair and replacement, where necessary. With a budget of £400,000, the work is being project managed by Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) and will focus on eleven areas of the High Street.
During these works, TfB will collaborate with its highway maintenance team to inspect the surface water drains to ensure that water is draining correctly.
Nick Naylor commented “I am very pleased to see the workmanship ensuring a ‘like for like’ replacement of the setts. It was good to see the gang for myself and it is clearly a lengthy process to lift, fit and replace these individual setts by hand. I am sure that the end product will be appreciated by all.”
Councillor Lesley Clarke, OBE said “I was very involved in the scope of this refurbishment project from the start, so it’s really good to see these works are now underway.”
The work started on 12th October and will pause at the end of November for the Christmas works embargo. The work will then restart on 11th January for 5 weeks, though this is weather dependent, particularly during the winter months.