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New traffic system on A41 after rush-hour chaos

New traffic system on A41 after rush-hour chaos

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 6:06pm 18th July 2019. (Updated at 2:27pm 19th July 2019)

This evening (18th July) Buckinghamshire County Council and Taylor Wimpey have released a joint statement about the traffic mayhem on the A41.

A new traffic management system is being put in place at the New Road junction with Tring Road tonight. 

The system, which removes the need for temporary traffic lights, will be installed by Taylor Wimpey with appropriate barriers and signage.

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The aim is to ensure the smoothest possible traffic flow while Taylor Wimpey carries out work on a the new junction, which will serve a new housing development east of Aston Clinton Road.

The measures being installed this evening are as follows:

  • Temporary ban on right turns from New Road onto the A41
  •  Left turn out of New Road onto the A41 to be a 'give way' junction
  • Right turn from the A41 to New Road to be a 'give way' junction apart from during peak hours, when traffic will be manually controlled with stop/go boards to minimise queues
  • Temporary pedestrian signals on the A41
  • Uncontrolled pedestrian crossing in New Road using existing traffic islands

The layout will be monitored over the coming days to make sure it is working as planned and may be amended if necessary to achieve this.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey and Buckinghamshire County Council said:

"We recognise that the traffic management plan we initially had in place was not as effective as it should have been and apologise to local residents for the delays they have faced.

"We have been working closely together to address this and will be putting new measures in place which we hope will result in a significant improvement in the flow of traffic.

"The new measures will be closely monitored and we will continue to work together to ensure we are doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum."

Aylesbury's MP David Lidington has also had a response to a letter he sent saying he was 'deeply dissatisfied' with the roadworks.

David told us:

“I have received an update from Cllr Mark Shaw and Transport for Buckinghamshire regarding the A41 Tring Road.

"I understand the traffic management solution proposed is working and that a manual traffic management has been implemented. Motorists travelling from WestonTurville cannot use New Road to turn right towards the Woodlands response.

"Whilst this is a welcome improvement, this issue has caused huge disruption for residents and I will be seeking a meeting with Taylor Wimpey about this deeply unsatisfactory situation as serious question need to be asked and answered about their conduct.”

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