News from Buckinghamshire County Council about a junction which inconveniences so many of us in High Wycombe:
Buckinghamshire County Council is delighted to announce that it has been successful in being awarded funding of £1.254 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) for the Bucks Connectivity project at A40/A4010 Chapel Lane, High Wycombe.
The project will reduce congestion at this traffic bottleneck and is the very first scheme to be named by the Department for Transport in Tranche 1 of the Local Pinch Point Fund. The pinch point fund is aimed at removing bottlenecks on the local highway network and so drivers can expect fewer delays at this junction in the future.
Detailed design work will take place in the coming months and the junction improvement is expected to be completed by summer 2014. The project involves widening and realignment of Chapel Lane, the complete refurbishment of the A40/Plomer Hill Traffic signals and the introduction of a A40 West bound pre-signal which will prioritise the North/South Chapel Lane/A40 movements. As part of the works, 323 West Wycombe Road, owned by the County Council , will be demolished in the near future.
John Lamb, Place Service Director for Buckinghamshire County Council said “This junction has been a congestion hot spot for a long time. The award of this funding is excellent news and means Transport for Buckinghamshire can now deliver a project that can unblock this traffic bottleneck.”
Full details of the project can be found on the TfB Service Information Centre.