High Street to close for overnight roadworks

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Buckingham High Street will be closed overnight next week while Transport for Bucks (TfB) carries out highway maintenance works.

Residents can expect some night-time noise from the road treatment works, which are scheduled to start on Monday, July 8, for nine nights.

The launch of the Transport for Bucks We're Working On It roads resurfacing programme near Mursley. From the left, Kirk Adams, project maqnager, Cllr Janet Blake, cabinet member planning and transportation and Stuart Campbell, local area technician.'130614M-C841

The launch of the Transport for Bucks We're Working On It roads resurfacing programme near Mursley. From the left, Kirk Adams, project maqnager, Cllr Janet Blake, cabinet member planning and transportation and Stuart Campbell, local area technician.'130614M-C841

The maintenance works are being carried out between Bridge Street and Addington Road, in order to prolong the life of the road.

The works form part of TfB’s We’re Working On It road treatment programme.

A spokesman said TfB would try to keep noise levels “as low as reasonably possible”, and apologised in advance for any disturbance.

The spokesman said: “The decision has been made to carry out these works at night to minimise large-scale disruption during the day. Working at night is also more cost-effective and time efficient.

“Our contractors endeavour to ensure that that any plant vehicle used at night is fitted with an innovative piece of equipment that will help reduce noise pollution from our vehicles.

“By using a broadband ‘white noise’ soundwave to indicate when a vehicle is reversing, the system reduces disturbance to people in the vicinity.”

The road will be closed from 7pm to 7am each night.

TfB said every effort will be made to maintain access for residents and businesses, but there may be some delay as the road treatment works pass individual properties.

The spokesman added: “It is vital that vehicles are not parked on the highway or footway, as this would cause an obstruction and prevent the necessary works from being carried out in their entirety.”

If you’ve got an opinion to express on road maintenance, potholes or any other highways issue, there’s a chance to have your say to those in charge later this month, at a TfB roadshow in Buckingham.

TfB staff and the local area technician are visiting town centres across the county to let people know about the range of services they are responsible for.

These include the filling and making safe of potholes, gritting the roads in winter, clearing gullies, highway safety initiatives, managing on-street parking and maintaining street lights.

The roadshow is coming to Buckingham town centre, near Waitrose, from 10am to 3pm on Friday, July 26.

Buckingham’s county councillors will be present, along with cabinet member for planning and transportation, Janet Blake.

Mrs Blake said: “These roadshows will give the residents of Bucks the opportunity to get a better understanding of the wide range of activities that TfB carry out.”