Safety improvements for Waddesdon village

Safety improvement work in Waddesdon village starts on Monday (April 8), at a cost of £63,500, and is expected to last five days.

Safety bollards will be installed on the verge of the main A41 Aylesbury to Bicester road near Wood Street and outside the village hall at Quainton Road junction.

At the same time, kerbs will be realigned and drains renewed outside the village hall, and the pavement will be upgraded.

While work goes on, three-way temporary lights will control traffic between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Later, during the summer, new welcome signs will be placed at the entrances to the village on the A41, along with a new two-sided vehicle-activated speed warning sign. Fresh white lines will be painted throughout the village.

The work is being paid for from the £80,000 awarded as a result of Waddesdon’s petition through the HS2 Select Committee process. BuckinghamshireCounty Council is working with the high-speed rail company to ensure improved traffic safety islands are installed through the village once construction of the line is complete.

Paul Irwin, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Transport Cabinet Member said: “The village has asked for safety improvements along the main road, and I’m delighted they’re getting underway. As a result of some great collaboration between Waddesdon Parish Council and our highways projects team, this work is being done well before HS2 construction traffic starts using the A41 through the village.”