Traffic calming improvements coming to Dadford Village
Works will begin in Dadford Village on Monday 9 November to help reduce traffic speed, and improve conditions for pedestrians, in the village. The scheme is being delivered, and fully funded, by MEPC Silverstone GP Ltd as part of the Silverstone Park developments and will last approximately six weeks under weekday road closures.
The planned works for the village are:
- A raised table Zebra Crossing on Dadford Road
- A raised table junction with High Street
- Gateway features on the entry to the village
- Localised road narrowing and footway improvement works
- Speed reducing rumble device installed on the approach to the village from the south
Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire Councillor for Buckingham East, and Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement commented; “I am grateful for the collaborative approach by Silverstone Park in working with the parish council, residents, and me in developing this traffic calming scheme for Dadford. I think it will be really beneficial for the village’s residents, and particularly pedestrians.”
Chris Kimber-Nickelson, Senior Development Manager from MEPC Silverstone added; “We are pleased to be able to deliver the traffic calming measures in Dadford Village as part of our developments at Silverstone Park, which will improve community connections and make journeys safer for drivers and pedestrians.”
Road closure details:
The work will require a daily road closure, between 8am – 5pm, and a signed diversion route. Work will be weekdays only, with no weekend work currently anticipated. However, due to restricted road widths there may be periods where signal controls are needed, outside of the 8am-5pm weekday closure hours, to maintain a safe pedestrian route through the works area.
Any access needed into the village, for businesses, visitors, or residents, will be managed at both ends of the closure. Emergency services access will always be available throughout the closure. School buses will be escorted through works to either their current stopping point, or an alternative safe stopping point if the works restrict access.