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Work to start on new A41 roundabout

The £2m scheme will aim to ease traffic problems at Westcott.

Published by Dan Gooding at 4:00pm 5th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Work to start on new A41 roundabout

A £2m scheme to try and ease traffic on the A41 near Waddesdon starts on Monday.

Preparation work for creating a new roundabout on the A41 Bicester Road at Westcott will last for six days.

When it's built, the £2 million roundabout, replacing a T-junction, will provide much-needed help for traffic in Westcott High Street and from Westcott Venture Park to get on and off the busy A41.

Monday's work by Transport for Buckinghamshire will include digging trenches to pave the way for diverting utilities at the junction and preparing the ground for the start of construction work in February.

Temporary traffic lights will operate on Monday (6 January) from 9.30am until 4.30pm, and from Tuesday to Friday, and Monday (13 January) from 7am to 4.30pm. They will be manned to minimise queues and keep traffic flowing.

Paul Irwin, Buckinghamshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, said the roundabout, due for completion in the autumn, would significantly improve the way the junction works. 

"I'm sorry there will be some disruption during the preparatory works, and I hope residents and motorists will bear with us.

"The roundabout will be a big improvement, and I know it will be welcomed by residents in the area who use the junction regularly."

Information about the scheme can be found at www.buckscc.gov.uk/westcott

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