Weekly roadworks update from Buckinghamshire Council

As part of Buckinghamshire Council’s £105m investment in roads across the county over the next 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

Nicol Road, Chalfont St Peter – From Gold Hill North to Grove Lane (Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June)
Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 7am to 7pm.

 Walkwood Rise, Beaconsfield – from the junction with the A40 to outside No. 9 Walkwood Rise (Wednesday 31 May to Thursday 1 June)
Plane and patch works using a road closure in operation between 9:30am to 3pm.

Priority Road Surfacing Works

A418 Bierton Road, Aylesbury – from junction with Manor Road to Douglas Road (Friday 19 May to Thursday 1 June)
Priority road Ssurfacing works using a road closure in operation between 8pm to 6am.

Nash Lee Road, Terrick – From Risborough Road to the Wendover Bypass (Tuesday 30 May to Wednesday 31 May)
Priority road surfacing works using a road closure in operation between 8pm to 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 eight repair crews are 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 will also have ten gangs carrying out patching and emergency repairs, 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