Works to widen A421 town bypass set to start soon

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Major works to widen the carriageway of the A421 Buckingham bypass and enlarge the Tesco roundabout will begin on Monday, December 2.

The work, which is being carried out to support the new 700-home Lace Hill/Windsor Park development on London Road, Buckingham, is set to be carried out in phases, with the first phase consisting of work which is off the carriageway.

Lace Hill Phase 1

Lace Hill Phase 1

The remaining phases, which will require the use of traffic management, lane restrictions and speed restrictions, will begin at the end of January.

All works are due to be completed by the beginning of August.

In April, we reported nearby residents’ shock when trees which used to screen their homes from traffic were torn down by highway contractors.

And last week, town, district and county councillors had a meeting with highways officers to iron out residents’ concerns before further works commence.

Lace Hill Phase 2

Lace Hill Phase 2

Councillor Robin Stuchbury said: “Since I’ve become county councillor, I’ve taken it upon myself to see that these roadworks are done with more consultation with residents.

“I can’t undo what has been done in the past but we can make sure any future works are done with their knowledge.

“The work is unavoidable because of the planning permission granted for the Lace Hill development, but I hope what I’ve done is going to make people’s lives slightly more bearable than they were in March when we were left not knowing why the trees were taken down. By the phasing of the works, we’ve managed to limit the area of disruption at any one time.

“Those properties which are adjacent to the highway will be receiving a letter with contact details, including my own, so if there’s anything alarming we can help them.”

Lace Hill Phase 3

Lace Hill Phase 3

Lace Hill Phase 4

Lace Hill Phase 4

Lace Hill Phase 5

Lace Hill Phase 5

Lace Hill Phase 6

Lace Hill Phase 6

Lace Hill Phase 7

Lace Hill Phase 7

Lace Hill Phase 8

Lace Hill Phase 8