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Great Progress on Repairing Roads Across Wycombe

I know how important the state of our roads is to all of us in Wycombe. Thankfully, walking and driving through the town, it is easy to see a great improvement in our roads, with repairs happening more quickly. In September, I released a blog post about the progress that has been made on road repairs across Buckinghamshire and Wycombe. You can read it in full here. Over the past couple of months, I have been glad to see the […]

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Progress on Repairing Roads across Wycombe and Bucks

As an avid motorcyclist, I understand the concerns many of my constituents have raised with me about potholes and other damage to our roads. The cold spell earlier this year took a significant toll on our road network in Wycombe. However, recent dry conditions have allowed Bucks Council to make sterling progress in repairing our local roads. The Council announced earlier this year it would release £5 million for its general fund reserves for the purposes of road maintenance, in […]

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Noise reduction on the M40

The M40 runs through my constituency, and noise is one of the biggest areas of environmental complaint from communities living and working near the motorway. Highways England are committed to reducing environmental impact and improving the quality of life for local communities living within close proximity to our major A roads and motorways.The National Noise Programme, run by Highways England, aims to reduce noise levels for at least 1,150 Noise Important Areas by 2020, helping to deliver a better quality of […]

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Transport for Buckinghamshire Road Surfacing Notification

This week as part of the countywide carriageway surfacing programme Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work at the following locations in my constituency:     The Link, Hazlemere (2/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Toms Turn, Hazlemere (2/3/16 to 3/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Rowan Close, Hazlemere (3/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Highfield Way, Hazlemere (3/3/16 to 4/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Tylers Road/Rushmoor Avenue, Hazlemere (4/3/16 […]

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Extra £2.5 million to help repair roads

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Via a Bucks County Council press release, welcome news on our roads, which are at last improving: Buckinghamshire will receive £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £140 million road repair fund. This follows a bid by Buckinghamshire County Council in response to the DfT’s announcement on March 9 making the money available to highway authorities to help repair damage to roads caused by the recent storms and flooding. The County Council’s bid highlighted areas for repair following the recent […]

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Winter weather driving courses in Wycombe

Transport for Buckinghamshire is helping drivers prepare for winter weather. It is offering the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to drive more safely during the winter. Buckinghamshire can be prone to micro-climates, which means an unexpected variation from the surrounding conditions, and these are more frequent during the winter months. The Road Safety Team is offering a Winter Driving Workshop in partnership with STS Tyre Pros garages at Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe during November. Workshops include a presentation by a […]

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Major road improvements start at Chapel Lane junction, 14 October

Works to improve the A40/A4010 Chapel Lane junction in Wycombe are set to start on 14 October 2013. Phase 1 of the works will divert or protect various utility equipment including electricity, gas and cable television. The works are required to enable the construction of the main project which is set to take place between February and May 2014. The works will impact on the flow of traffic due to some lane closures in place at times and Transport for Buckinghamshire seeks […]

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Preparation for winter in Bucks starts now

Despite the hot weather, staff at Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) are already busy preparing for winter. Last year, 1406 km of roads were gritted: 40% of the roads in the county. Deliveries of salt starting in July will ensure that there is enough in reserve to cope with freezing temperatures and icy road conditions. In total, 10,000 tonnes of salt will be delivered across the five stores in Bucks. Apart from spreading on roads to combat freezing conditions, TfB also fill […]

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£50bn UK road investment announced

The Government has announced a road investment programme up to £50bn over the next 10-15 years to deliver a world class road network: Action for Roads: A network for the 21st Century.  The Government believes that the proposals laid out in this paper represent the most radical change to the management of UK highways in nearly half a century, and the biggest investment in improvements since the seventies. The paper sets out what the next steps the Government has planned: […]

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Bucks County pledge extra £3m on local road repairs

The Conservative-run County Council has announced a one-off £3 million addition to this year’s £25m budget for road maintenance in Buckinghamshire. Many people have voiced their concern over the state of Wycombe’s roads. This move by the County Council should start to improve matters. As a frequent road user in Wycombe and the wider Buckinghamshire area, both by car and on my motorcycle, I look forward to the prospective improvements. While these additional funds will help to reduce the backlog […]

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