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Changes to major Aylesbury junction after safety concerns

Changes to major Aylesbury junction after safety concerns

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:39am 14th August 2019.

From next week a busy Aylesbury junction will be changing after lots of safety concerns.

Mix96 has reported on many accidents at the Stocklake junction and a year-long trial will be starting next week to see if improves traffic.

The County Council say the experiment is in response to a number of damage-only collisions involving turning vehicles.

The right turn from Douglas Road to Stocklake will be blocked off, and drivers will not be able to use it. 

This means the feeder lane will only be used for people turning from Oakfield Road to Kingsbrook.

Concrete blocks will be put across the existing right turn lane and signage and lines will be adapted.

Four weeks of work

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You will be able to give your opinions throughout the trial

Work will begin on 19th August to prepare for the changes, which will take four weeks to complete. 

The works will include lane restrictions and a full junction closure over two weekends.

The closures will be from:

  • 10pm on Friday 23rd August to 6am Monday 26th August
  • 10pm on Friday 30th August to 6am 2nd September.

These works have been coordinated in conjunction with works that Lidl need to carry out to Oakfield Road as part of their new store opening as well as UKPN electrical works, to try and minimise disruption.

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In the next few months we will be asked to share our views on the changes

This scheme has been planned in conjunction with Buckinghamshire County Council and traffic management will be in place to maintain traffic flow.

Alternative routes will be well signed. 

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said:

"This is an important intersection and will eventually serve traffic using Aylesbury's eastern link roads, so we're working now with Barratts/David Wilson, the developer of the Kingsbrook estate, to test this variation to traffic flows."

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Cars will not be able to turn from Douglas Road into Stocklake

In the coming six months residents will be asked for their feedback via Buckinghamshire County Council website's 'Have Your Say' page until 19 February 2020.

Mark said feedback would be collated and presented to him and his Head of Highways to decide whether the right-turn ban should be permanent.

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