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Lessons to be learnt from A41 roadworks delays

Lessons to be learnt from A41 roadworks delays

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:40am 22nd July 2019.

After the long delays caused by unexpected roadworks on the A41, Aylesbury's MP says lessons need to be learnt.

David Lidington was not happy about the chaos Taylor Wimpey had caused on Tring Road.

He sent a letter to the developers' CEO looking for answers.

David told us:

"Clearly I think there are important lessons that the company needs to learn about.

"Most obviously telling local residents what's going on.

"The people that had been in contact with me felt that this had come out of the clear blue sky and had been given no warning of this.

"Clearly something went wrong."

There is now a new system in place that should ease the delays.

The measures were installed on Thursday night (18th July) and include:

  • 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

David has also received a response from Buckinghamshire County Council on the chaos.

He added that Taylor Wimpey seriously needs to look at their long-term plan going forward:

"In my view what that needs to involve is proper communication with residents, who feel like they have been left in the dark up until now.

"I think Taylor Wimpey needs to look urgently at whether it would be more sensible to try and work extended hours and shorten the period of disruption overall."

We've been told the roadworks will stay in place until November.

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