Work to start on Gerrards Cross junction improvements

Work is due to start on Monday (July 10) on improvements to the Packhorse Road and Station Road junction in Gerrards Cross town centre.

A new raised section of road will be installed at the crossroads with Ethrope Close, and existing traffic lights will be removed. Work will also include a new lights-controlled pedestrian crossing opposite the dry cleaners in Packhorse Road.

The works, which Tesco supermarkets is funding, will be carried out by their contractors during the school holidays and completed in September.

They follow a Buckinghamshire County Council consultation on options for improving traffic and pedestrian flows through the town centre, and the removal of the traffic lights at the crossroads was the preferred choice.

The pedestrian crossing lights will work in conjunction with the traffic lights at the Station Approach junction with Packhorse Road, and make it easier to balance the demands of pedestrians and motorists.

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the raised section at the crossroads would not only slow traffic, but also help people cross the road at the same level as the pavement.

“I’m delighted this work is being done and it’s testament to great partnership working between Tesco, Gerrards Cross Town Council and the County Council,” said Mark.