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Thames Water 'hope' to clear A418 by tonight

Traffic Jam

10:07am 11th January 2017
(Updated 1:41pm 11th January 2017)

UPDATE: Repair work completed and A418 back to normal.


A burst water main's been one of the reasons behind traffic issues in Aylesbury this morning.

Now we've heard from Thames Water on how the repairs are going.

They say they're hopeful the work will be done and dusted today, with three-way temporary traffic lights disappearing by tonight's rush hour.

In a statement, the company said:

"We're sorry for the disruption our repairs are causing this morning.

"We've been fixing a burst water pipe overnight and will be filling in the hole we dug and resurfacing the road today.

"We hope to be able to remove the traffic lights in time for this evening's rush-hour."

Some info:

  • The pipe that burst is 6 inches in diameter
  • It is on Oxford Road in Stone
  • Thames Water are using three-way temporary traffic lights so their team can work safely

The work has caused huge queues on Oxford Road into and out of Aylesbury.

On top of that, roadworks in Stoke Mandeville have added to the problem.


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There are 3 comments on this page.

martin crawley
martin crawley, on 11th January 2017 10:31am
It just goes to show how bad the road network is in and around Aylesbury.
Lets keep building thousands of houses and make it even worse!!
Stephen Kirby
Stephen Kirby, on 11th January 2017 1:05pm
Another set of traffic lights. Bet BCC can`t believe there luck!
Alan Cooper
Alan Cooper, on 11th January 2017 6:21pm
It doesn't get much worse than this. One of my staff set out from Bedgrove at 7.15am and didn't get to work in Ford on the way to Haddenham till 9. That is 1 and three quarter hours to travel 7 miles. This is a forewarning that we will not cope with the HS2 works especially with all the proposed new housing. Why are there such frequent mains bursts at that particular location, lots of Thames Water work was being done there about a year ago next to where HS2 will cross the A418 by Hartwell and Sedrup.

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