Roadworks Update 30 June 2023

The recent dry conditions have enabled us to make big progress on road repairs, fixing the winter damage – to the extent where we have completed over 10,000 repairs since our new Buckinghamshire Highways contract began on 1 April. This is made up of some 4,300 individual repairs and over 6,000 repairs using our ‘Jetpatcher’ on more rural roads.

These repairs, which are on top of our annual resurfacing programme, demonstrate the impact the very harsh conditions that last winter had on our road network.

We currently have 15 teams working on road repairs, including potholes, some round the clock, seven days a week. Alongside this we continue to roll out our programme of bigger improvement works, with over 200 larger re-surfacing, drainage and road safety projects on specific sections of the highways.

As part of Buckinghamshire Council’s £105m investment in roads across the county over four years, work will be taking place shortly at the following locations through Buckinghamshire Highways’ Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme.

The works are part of a rolling programme of countywide work and some activities are extremely weather dependent, therefore dates shown are subject to change at short notice. These dates may also be subject to change depending on the availability of materials and unforeseen circumstances out of our control. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Plane and Patch Works

Hivings Hill, Chesham from Great Hivings to Valley View (Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July)
Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 9:30am-3:30pm.

Accelerated Road Surfacing Works

A40 Oxford Road, High Wycombe on Abbey Way roundabout and approaches (Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July)
Accelerated road surfacing works with full closure between 8pm-6am.

The Pastures, High Wycombe two sections (Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July)
First section: Plomer Hill to Tinkers Wood 21-30
Second section: Middlebrook Road to Hughenden Avenue
Accelerated road surfacing works with full closure between 8pm–6am.

Bedgrove, Aylesbury from Brentwood Way to the A41 (Wednesday 5 July to Friday 7 July)
Undertaking joint works using localised traffic management in operation between 9:30am-3:30pm.

In addition to the above, we also have three jet patching crews, drainage cleaning, and street lighting repairs, so you should expect to see a lot of activity on the highways in the coming weeks and months.

Residents can report any potholes or road defects at: buckinghamshire.gov.uk/fixmystreet

As part of Buckinghamshire Council’s £105m investment in roads across the county over four years, work will be taking place shortly at the following locations through Buckinghamshire Highways’ Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme.

The works are part of a rolling programme of countywide work and some activities are extremely weather dependent, therefore dates shown are subject to change at short notice. These dates may also be subject to change depending on the availability of materials and unforeseen circumstances out of our control. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Plane and Patch Works

The Strand, Quainton from the Junction of Brill Road to Wootton House (Monday 26 to Tuesday 27 June)

Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 9:30am – 3:30pm.

A41 Bicester Road, Aylesbury two sections (Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June)

Section one – roundabout junction with Meadowcroft and approaches. Section two -between the Rabans Lane and Jackson Road.

Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 8pm – 6am.

 Aylesbury Road, Wendover. Roundabout junction with Wharf Road and approaches. This will also include the replacement of the 3 domed islands. We will also be repairing a failed trench outside No 23 Aylesbury Road and Gully adjustment works outside No 130 Aylesbury Road. (Wednesday 28 June to Friday 30 June)

Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 8pm – 6am.

Priority Road Surfacing Works

Bedgrove, Aylesbury from Brentwood Way to the A41 (Monday 26 June to Friday 26 June)

Priority Road Surfacing Works using a road closure in operation between 8pm – 6am.

This year, the council has received reports of much higher numbers of road defects than in recent years due to the impact of the winter weather, a situation reflected nationwide. In response, Buckinghamshire Highways teams are working seven days a week, prioritising the most dangerous potholes and making urgent repairs. Other potholes and defects are scheduled for repair according to safety criteria and Buckinghamshire Highways is working through this plan, with 15 repair crews aiming to complete 2,500 jobs per month.

Given the current condition of the roads, which is an issue across the country at present, the council will also be using its emergency powers, alongside the new highway contracts, to fast track a number of essential road repairs. Unfortunately, it will not always be possible to give our normal periods of advance notice, and for this we apologise, but we believe that undertaking the road repairs themselves are the most important issue at this time. We will endeavour to advise local communities and businesses in the immediate vicinity via letter drops, but if this is not possible, we again apologise and will ensure that any inconvenience or disruption is minimal whilst we undertake the essential repairs and improvements.

In addition to the above, we also have three jet patching crews, drainage cleaning, and street lighting repairs, so you should expect to see a lot of activity on the highways in the coming weeks and months.

Residents can report any potholes or road defects at: buckinghamshire.gov.uk/fixmystreet