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REMINDER: Popular Aylesbury cut-through closing for 12 weeks

REMINDER: Popular Aylesbury cut-through closing for 12 weeks

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:46am 2nd July 2018.

A reminder that Broughton Crossing in Aylesbury shuts from today.

It will be closed for 12 weeks to install traffic lights at the bridge over the Grand Union Canal.

The lights, controlling traffic flow each way across the narrow bridge, are being installed on behalf of Barratt Homes as part of the 2,450 home Kingsbrook estate.

The diversion

A signed diversion route will take drivers from the Broughton Lane junction with Tring Road, via Oakfield Road and Stocklake (rural) to its junction with Bellingham Way. Broughton Lane residents and visitors to the nearby lock car park will continue to have access. 

 

TTRO Diversion Route for Broughton Lane Closure

 

Why is it happening?

Broughton Bridge damage
The bridge was closed for several weeks last year, after it was damaged

The works have been brought forward by Barratt earlier than required as part of the planning permission for the site, owing to safety concerns raised by residents.

The highway works are being co-ordinated by Buckinghamshire County Council to minimise disruption.

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said:

"Traffic lights over this busy bridge will make things easier for motorists.

"I apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause, and we'll ensure we reopen the road as soon as it's safe to do so."

We will keep you up-to-date with all the latest traffic issues this may cause on air and here.

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