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Alternative Route Phase 4 Bulletin

@buckscc #HWTCMP

Bulletin #016 - 10/07/18

www.buckscc.gov.uk/hwmasterplan
Please see below for an important update on the Alternative Route Phase 4 Highway Works happening 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.
Planned Overnight Road Closures - 12th to 16th July 2018 
The first set of overnight road closures along Queen Alexandra Road and Suffield Road were completed over the 29th-30th June without issue. During the overnight closures the contractor successfully removed the old surfacing and re-laid fresh material up to binder course level ahead of the final surfacing planned this week.
Looking westbound along Queen Alexandra Road, shows the new carriageway reconstructed to a temporary binder course level together with areas of minor footway reconstruction. 
As above looking eastbound along Queen Alexandra Road towards Abbey Way Gyratory.
Programme of remaining overnight road closures
A detailed summary of the road closures is available to view here. For a detailed plan of the road closure & diversion route signage click here.

The plans below show the areas that we will closed to normal traffic. You can also click on the pictures to view them in higher resolution.
  • Diversion Route for road users including goods vehicles.
  • Layout 17 – Western section along Suffield Road & Queen Alexandra Road between Rutland Street and the Hospital entrance
  • Layout 18 – Eastern section along Queen Alexandra Road between the Hospital entrance and Abbey Way Gyratory.
7pm Thursday 12th July to 7am Friday 13th July
(Layout 17 - Western Section & Layout 18 - Eastern Section)

Works Planned – Final carriageway resurfacing up to final level along Suffield Road and Queen Alexandra Road not including junctions and access points. The road will be closed between Rutland Street and the Abbey Way Gyratory with access to frontages only. A diversion route will be in place in two phases for all other vehicles to access the hospital, firstly via Abbey Way Gyratory then later on via the western end of Suffield Road (Desborough Avenue). Approximate timings for the two phases are below:
  • Phase 1 – 7pm till 12am (Layout 17 - Western Section - Rutland Street and Hospital Entrance) access from Abbey Way Gyratory
  • Phase 2 – 12am till 7am (Layout 18 - Eastern Section - Hospital Entrance and Abbey Way Gyratory) access from the western end of Suffield Road (Desborough Avenue).
7pm Friday 13th July to 7am Saturday 14th July
(Layout 17 - Western Section)

Works planned – Final carriageway resurfacing of junctions and access point. The road will be closed between Rutland Street and the Hospital entrance with access to frontages only. The diversion route will be via Abbey Way Gyratory.
7pm Saturday 14th July to 7am Sunday 15th July
(Layout 18 - Eastern Section)

Works Planned – Final carriageway surfacing up to final level for access points and junctions. The road will be closed between the Hospital and Abbey Way Gyratory with access to frontages only. The diversion route will be via Suffield Road (Desborough Avenue). We will provide emergency access to the hospital during the road closure.
7pm Monday 16th July to 7am Tuesday 17th July
(Layout 17 - Western Section & Layout 18 - Eastern Section)

Works Planned – Signing and lining of the carriageway and zebra crossings. The road will be closed in small sections between Rutland Street and Abbey Way gyratory with access to frontages maintained. Impact on access points is expected to be significantly less than the previous nights as works will be focused primarily at the zebra crossings at either end of the scheme.
Phase 4 – Construction works update
Southern central median along Suffield Road under construction
Granite tactile paving being installed for the Loakes Road crossing points.
Northern kerbline outside BNU being installed towards the zebra crossing.
New central island being constructed for the zebra crossing looking east towards the gyratory.
New central island being constructed for the zebra crossing looking west towards the hospital.
New central median and crossing point under construction between the Hospital and BNU.
Phase 4 – Construction works look ahead
Works planned up to the end of July 2018
Road works will continue on the footways adjacent to the hospital service yard , Office Outlet, BNU entrances and opposite Loakes Road for the next few weeks until the end of July. These will include the following but not limited to:
  • Removal of existing street lighting columns and completion of final  electrical connections.
  • Minor footway reconstruction
  • Overnight road closures (7pm to 7am) for final carriageway resurfacing from the 12th to 16th July 
  • Completion of remaining central median adjacent to Loakes Road.
  • Completion of the informal crossing point adjacent to the Hospital and BNU
  • Completion of bus stop bays.
  • Completion of the eastern zebra crossing and central island
  • Completion of northern footway outside BNU
  • Commencement of resin footway surfacing.
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.


During the road closures a traffic marshall will be present at each end of the roadworks for the duration of the closure and will allow ambulances and other emergency service vehicles through, also residents wishing to access their properties and anyone wishing to access the hospital.

We also advise 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 and road closures throughout the duration of the works until 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.
Phase 5 Roadworks starting w/c 9th July
Finally, please be aware that the next phase of the Masterplan starts w/c 9th July along the A40, Queen Victoria Road and Easton Street. These roadworks are expected to last until May 2019.

Whilst we are carrying out these works we will be utilising Railway Place car park as our site compound, as a result there will be fewer parking bays available for everyone to use. For more information about the car park changes please click here.

However, during the construction works you will be able to park for free at the Handy Cross Hub Park and Ride and travel for free to and from the town centre using the Park and Ride bus service PR1, Monday to Friday until May 2019. For more information about the service please click here.

For information on the Phase 5 plans please visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/qvr. You can also sign up to receive regular email updates for Phase 5 by clicking here
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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