Work to start on new Stocklake Road

Work on building a new road at Stocklake, Aylesbury, begins on Monday January 18. And from this week (w/b Jan 4) the contractors, North Midland Construction,will move on-site to prepare.

Trees and vegetation along one side of Stocklake – the trackbed of the former Cheddington to Aylesbury railway line, closed in 1964- were cleared in the late summer to make way for a new single-carriageway road.

The £5.3 million Stocklake Link Road (urban) Highway Improvement Scheme – funded by Buckinghamshire County Council, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and the Local Transport Board – includes the new road and a one-way service road for homes and businesses.

Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: ‘The Stocklake Urban scheme is an important part of a transport plan that will ease congestion in the east of Aylesbury, and I’m encouraged that we’re able to make a prompt start in the New Year.’

The new road will be further away from the fronts of houses in Stocklake, and shielded by a screen of trees. When it is completed in the summer (2016), contractors will concentrate on converting the old Stocklake into theservice road providing easier access tohomes and parking for residents.

The new road from Park Street roundabout will link with a junction at Douglas Road, due to be constructed by Barratt Homes, which isbuildingthe 2,450-home Kingsbrookestate.

The estate will be served by a new Aylesbury Eastern Link Road from the A418 at Bierton, and an extension to the Stocklake road. Eventually, it’s proposed, theAylesbury Eastern Link Road will run from the A41 Tring Road roundabout to the A418 Bierton Road.