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Alternative Route Phase 4 Bulletin

@buckscc #HWTCMP

Bulletin #014 - 17/05/18

www.buckscc.gov.uk/hwmasterplan
Please find below the latest bulletin update providing our local stakeholders, residents and businesses with up to date information on the highway works on Suffield Road and Queen Alexandra Road.
Works undertaken by:
 

Site Emergency Contact Details
Eurovia Contracting Tel: 07809 513720
Email: hwtcmp-phase4@eurovia.co.uk Twitter: @Eurovia_Cont
Buckinghamshire County Council Tel: 01296 382416
Phase 4 Public Liaison Officer

Joanne Plews
Public Liaison Officer
Eurovia Contracting
Email: Joanne.Plews@eurovia.co.uk or hwtcmp-phase4@eurovia.co.uk
Tel: 07768 940187

Joanne is your first point of contact for local residents, businesses and stakeholders with any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing improvement works until we finish in July 2018.
Phase 4 – Construction work progress update
Works completed since the last bulletin up to w/c 7th May
Construction of the southern footway just outside the hospital entrance began in early April. Images below show the progress on site through April and early May.
General set up of the works outside the hospital including site clearance.
Last remaining kerbs installed in the section outside Kingfisher Court after Thames Water completed their emergency works in April.
 
Installation of a new drainage cover including granite channels and kerbs.
Installation of root containment cells for tree pits along Queen Alexandra Road.
New kerbs and channels installed west of the hospital entrance towards the southern parking bays.
New kerbs installed towards the hospital.
Granite kerb line installed between the hospital main and service yard entrances.
New granite kerb line installed on the eastern side of the hospital entrance.
Traffic management utilised 3-way lights to manage the traffic sensitive hospital entrance. Priority access for emergency vehicles was maintained throughout. 
New granite channels installed across the entrance of the hospital, traffic flow was maintained throughout this phase of works.
New tactiles installed on southern footway prior to footway binder course being laid.
Southern footway outside the hospital entrance reconstructed to binder course level ready for resin finish.
Southern footway outside the hospital entrance reconstructed including resetting of the utility cover.
Section of the southern footway outside the hospital reconstructed with new drainage and electrical ducting. Binder course ready for final resin finish.
Phase 4 – Construction works look ahead
Works planned from w/c 14th May 2018
Works will continue on the southern footway adjacent to the hospital service yard and Office Outlet entrances for the next few weeks. This will include the following but not limited:
  • Delivery and installation of new lighting columns and electrical connections along the whole of the scheme.
  • Temporary relocation of both bus stops with signage to allow works to commence. Plan of the temporary locations shown below.
  • Removal and reconfiguration of existing kerb lines including the reconstruction of both access points.
  • Installation of the westbound off carriageway bus stop.
  • Reconstruction of the existing zebra crossing and central median in three stages including  installation of new belisha becons and tactiles.
  • Moving round to the northern footway to begin construction of the new kerb line and eastbound bus stop.
Below shows the phases of traffic management that will be utilised throughout the phases of work in the western section of Queen Alexandra Road.
Works planned from June onwards
As works begin to complete in the western section of Queen Alexandra Road in May and June Eurovia will also return to the Loakes Road junction adjacent to the zebra crossing to complete the remainder of the central median and kerbing realignments. Further to this, night time closures are planned for the final resurfacing in mid July 2018. The exact dates will be communicated at the earliest opportunity to local stakeholders immediately affected by these works.
Access to the school, residential properties, university, hospital and emergency vehicles during roadworks
We would like to reassure you that access to all the stakeholders will continue to be maintained  during the roadworks. On site our traffic management team will ensure that all emergency vehicles have priority access to and from the hospital where necessary. For all stakeholders in the area affected by the road works we will ensure they have access to frontages including visitors and deliveries throughout the works whilst we reconstruct areas of the carriageway and footway next to the roads and access points.

We advise all local road users and visitors to the area to plan their journeys accordingly, and to expect some disruption and additional queuing when travelling through this section of High Wycombe especially during the AM and PM peak times throughout the duration of the works to the end of July 2018. Please contact our Public Liaison Officer directly (details above) if you have any issues or concerns about your access ahead of the next phases of the work.
Use of temporary traffic lights during this roadworks
Throughout the delivery of this project Traffic Management (TM) will be left in place overnight during specific phases of works and sometimes through certain weekends to maintain a minimum safe carriageway width for all heavy vehicles and ambulances through the works area as well as allowing for a safe working zone for the construction team and walk way for pedestrians.

The additional benefits of retaining the traffic management during critical elements of work will allow for surfacing works to be undertaken, the new granite kerbs/channels to be laid and for the concrete and resin to cure ahead of reopening the road to two way traffic.

Typically during the lane closure the workforce will be on site every weekday from 8am until 6pm now with occasional late finishes due to the longer days. Where weekend working is planned on Saturday and Sunday this will be from 8am until 5pm to allow for Eurovia Contracting to maximise their time on site during these periods. There are no daytime road closures planned at present and no work will be undertaken outside of the agreed working hours above unless key stakeholders are informed beforehand.


All of the TM layouts that will be used throughout this project are available to view on our website here, however there are subject to alteration at any time by the traffic management operatives to ensure a safe working environment.

As we progress through the works we will continue to provide regular updated information about the scheme, through the website, BCC tweets #HWTCMP, e-mail updates, bulletin boards and Variable Message Signs (VMS).
Reduction of car parking
Please be aware that the car parking on Suffield Road between Rutland Street and Loakes Road has now been removed and the new Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for Suffield Road is now in force. This along with information on the new parking arrangements for Queen Alexandra Road and advice on alternative car parks within the High Wycombe Town Centre can be viewed here.
Planned roadworks and closures
Click here to view details of the roadworks, utility diversions and closures being undertaken as part of the Alternative Route construction and High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes
Forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation rules become law from May 25th 2018 and will require that you opt in if you would like to continue receiving these emails from the project team after this deadline.
The Alternative Route scheme is a partnership project between Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership with funding secured from the Local Growth Fund. It is part of the wider High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan.
 
Phase 3 is part of the masterplan and comprises works on Lily's Walk, Suffield Road and the construction of the new link road (named Suffield Hill) which will be delivered by the developer Inland Homes plc.
 
Phase 4 will be delivered by Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, and will involve public realm improvement works primarily on Queen Alexandra Road.


 
Buckinghamshire County Council have a dedicated mailbox for the wider HWTCMP project at hitmailbox@buckscc.gov.uk  and we welcome emails and queries about the masterplan, You can also contact the Highways Infrastructure Team on 01296 382416.
 
Latest updates and the plans for the scheme will be available at www.buckscc.gov.uk/hwmasterplan which will be updated as the project progresses. Any future road closures will be communicated at the earliest possible convenience.
 
To view previous project bulletins
click here for pre May 2018
click here for post May 2018

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