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A4 (Bath Road) Sustainable Travel Scheme Construction

Bulletin #007 – 8th August 2019

Welcome to our latest bulletin which provides local residents and businesses with up to date information on the A4 (Bath Road) Sustainable Travel Scheme.

Work on the scheme continues to progress well with works between Hitcham Road junction and Huntercombe Lane junction almost completed (except for a small section outside the development site at 486-488 Bath Road and the road markings). 

We are grateful for everyone's cooperation and patience whilst we’ve been using the 4-way light set up at the Berry Hill junction. These lights will be in place until 16th August; however we’ve now been able to move the lights closer to the working area which will reduce the length under traffic light control. This should result in shorter delays.

From week commencing 19th August we will need to use 24hr two-way lights for five days (19th - 23rd August) to complete works outside the Miller and Carter restaurant (we will make use of road narrowings and avoid using traffic lights where safe to do so).  We are committed to reducing disturbance and traffic delays and have scheduled these works during school holidays to minimise inconvenience.

Variable message signs have been installed on site to inform motorists of planned works, dates and duration of works. Posts on Twitter and Facebook are being published regularly to keep members of the public informed of planned works.

For further information please view the project webpage www.buckscc.gov.uk/taplowcycleway

  • The cycleway main works started 23rd April 2019. The scheme is anticipated to be complete in November 2019.
  • The main works are being carried out along the northern side of the A4 Bath Road to create a shared use footway and cycleway between Ellington Road and Huntercombe Lane North.
  • The table below shows the percentage completion of works.

Works completed since the last bulletin up to w/c 5th August 2019
Laid new-surface of cycleway at Sainsbury’s Bus Stop Layby.
Laid new-surface of cycleway at Hitcham Road.
Laid new-surface of cycleway at Berry Hill Junction
Completed island works at Hitcham Road
Completed central crossing point by Berry Hill Junction
Works Planned from w/c 12th August 2019

The following sections of footway work are being undertaken between 12Th August and 6Th September 2019. Information regarding the next phases of works after 6th September 2019 will be provided in subsequent bulletins and updated on the project website.
Temporary Traffic Management:
  • We will be manning the traffic lights during the duration of the works to ensure that we minimise delays as far as practicable.
  • Normal working hours are between 7:00am and 5:00 pm weekdays. 
  • Information signs have been erected to highlight the planned works, dates and duration of works.
  • We will continue to maintain normal access and emergency access to properties during the works.
  • We recognise that there is likely to be traffic disruption during the works and we will continue to monitor conditions closely and respond accordingly.
We will of course seek to minimise local disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these works may cause.

Social Media & Variable Message Signs:

Photos of variable message signs on the A4 Bath Road and Posts on Twitter / Facebook to keep members of the public informed of planned works.

Contacts:

Buckinghamshire County Council has a dedicated mailbox for the A4 (Bath Road) Sustainable Travel project at hitmailbox@buckscc.gov.uk and we welcome emails and queries about the project. You can also contact the Highways Infrastructure Team on 01296 382416.

Emergency Contact Number - Transport for Buckinghamshire Out of office (Highways): 01296 486630.

The A4 Bath Road Sustainable Travel project was developed as part of a successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Local Growth Fund bid to central government to improve cycling access to rail stations across the county where there are planned improvements, including Crossrail station access.

As well as providing a new wider shared-use pedestrian cycleway, the proposal also includes Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) installed at seven bus stop locations on both the north and south sides of Bath Road. This will provide up-to-date travel information and will encourage bus-rail connectivity as well as potentially reduce car journeys to the train stations in the area.


The scheme is being funded largely by a ring-fenced Government Local Growth Funding through Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), with support from developer contributions and the County Council's capital maintenance programme.







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