Temporary lights for water main works on A355

Work on a water main at Beaconsfield will require temporary traffic lights on the main A355 Amersham Road from 7am on Tuesday 23 July until Tuesday 30 July.

Lights are needed 24-hours-a-day but will be controlled manually during peak hours to try to keep traffic flowing, and minimise congestion.

The work, by Affinity Water, which follows a week of emergency work, is needed to complete a mains connection as part of the realignment of Maxwell Road, and the creation of a new junction with the main road. The excavation is expected to be 6m x 6m x 1.8m deep (20ft x 20ft x 6ft).

It’s all part of the A355 improvements to provide the town with a relief road, which is under construction.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: “I do appreciate no one likes delays in their journey, and I apologise for any inconvenience. We’ve looked at all ways to undertake these works without causing disruption, and I’ve been assured Affinity Water will get the job done as quickly as they can, while making sure people still have running water in their homes!”