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Frustrations continue over traffic chaos on A41

Frustrations continue over traffic chaos on A41

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 12:36pm 10th July 2019.

There has been traffic chaos near Aylesbury over the last two days because of roadworks. 

A contractor put up three-way traffic lights on the A41 outside the Holiday Inn on Monday (8th July).

We've been told they will be there until November.

During peak times we have seen really long delays onto the A41 dual carriageway and grid locking Aylesbury town centre.

A41 roadworks
The roadworks popped up on Monday lunchtime

We had an update yesterday from Transport for Bucks, who were investigating.

They told us the contractor would be on site manually controlling the lights from 6am-8pm.

But, people travelling through the temporary traffic lights complained that no-one seemed to be there:

New signals...

This lunchtime TfB have provided us with a further update after another morning of mayhem.

The Development Management Team at BCC visited the site this morning (10th July) and the lights are being manually controlled but by someone sat away from the roadside.

Motorists also complained about no work was going on at the site, but TfB have said there is but it isn't immediately visible because it's an excavation behind the adjacent foot-way. 

The permanent lights were taken down by the contractor, Taylor Wimpey North Thames and M V Kelly, without TfB knowing and replaced with temporary ones because the excavation involves locating all the electrics on the permanent lights. 

TfB have assured us they are doing everything they can to try and rectify it, but they are not TfB works. 

The contractor will be putting up more intelligent temporary signals, after advice from the Development Management Team.

The site engineer is currently waiting for the new signals and TfB will provide more updates later today.

The chaos led to TVP getting involved..

TfB received a number of pictures and videos from motorists of the traffic but wanted to remind people not to use their mobile phones while driving.

Police also received a number of calls.

Keep up to date with all the latest traffic and travel here.

 

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