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Work starts on Aylesbury junction changes

It's part of a year-long trial after worries about safety at the Stocklake junction.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:48am 19th August 2019. 2-minute read.

Work starts on Aylesbury junction changes

A major junction in Aylesbury is being modified today, as part of a year-long trial.

The right-turn from Douglas Road into Stocklake won't be possible.

The feeder lane will only be for people turning into Kingsbrook.

To minimise disruption the work has been co-ordinated with construction that the nearby Lidl supermarket needs to do as part of its new store opening in Oakfield Road, as well as UK Power Networks electrical installation. 

The programme of works, over four weeks, involves lane restrictions and two weekend junction closures:

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

Alternative routes will be well signed. 

The junction modification experiment, lasting for a year, is in response to a number of damage-only collisions involving turning vehicles.

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."

Share your views

Stocklake junction, Aylesbury 6

After we told you about this work last week, lots of people called for the junction to be redesigned or a roundabout installed, instead.

You can have your say 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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