Rural road first for resurfacing

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
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Whaddon Road, Mursley, is the first road to be resurfaced this financial year under Transport for Bucks’ countywide surfacing programme, called We’re Working On It.

Work began last week on the badly potholed road between the A421 and Mursley village.

In April, Mursley resident Sandra Doherty told the Advertiser the roads in Bucks were “worse than in some parts of the Third World” after the tyre on her horse lorry exploded.

Mrs Doherty said: “Every day people driving along the Whaddon Road are quite literally swerving from side to side to slalom round the worst potholes. Here and across the north of the county, many, many drivers have had punctures or damaged their cars by hitting potholes.”

On Friday, Bucks County Council’s cabinet member for planning and transport Janet Blake said: “I’m very pleased the programme is now under way and Whaddon Road in Mursley is the first site.

“The We’re Working On It programme has seen excellent results. Last year we treated 178 roads, achieving a customer satisfaction rate of 82 per cent. We’ll be looking to continue and improve this good work over the next two years.”

The budget for road surfacing in the county over the next two years is £28 million.

This includes an additional £3 million unanimously agreed at May’s annual county council meeting.

Resurfacing work along Buckingham High Street, from Bridge Street to Addington Road, is currently scheduled to start on July 5 and last for about nine days.