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Roads repaired early due to lockdown in Bucks

Transport for Bucks have also brought in measures to keep crews safe.

Published by Dan Gooding at 2:00pm 21st April 2020. 3-minute read.

Roads repaired early due to lockdown in Bucks

Vital changes have been made to make sure road repairs can still happen in Buckinghamshire.

Transport for Bucks say they have introduced tougher hygiene and social distancing rules, with teams arriving at sites in multiple vehicles being one example.

This includes using additional vehicles so workers can travel to site alone and staggering shift patterns to maintain social distancing at depots.

Some repair jobs have been brought forward because streets are quieter.

See where TfB are working this week

Crucially this means that NHS, social care and hundreds of other key workers, together with the emergency services and those needing to make essential journeys, can do so safely.

It also makes sure that much-needed deliveries can continue, particularly to support the most vulnerable.  

Roadworks sign

Buckinghamshire Council Executive Portfolio Holder for Transport, Mark Shaw, praised the way TfB had responded to the unprecedented situation.

"Good roads help support all those making essential journeys around Buckinghamshire to help others during this crisis.

"It's vital that this work continues and my thanks go to everyone involved for the way they have adapted."    

"With roads being quieter than usual we are also looking to bring some planned maintenance works forward so we can get them done earlier and quicker.

"It was only recently that we made more cash available for additional 'plane and patch' works following the wet autumn and winter weather and of course February's storms. However, now is the time to see what more we can get done, although this will of course be subject to the availability of workers, materials and equipment.

"It's more important than ever to show respect to our workforce if you see them out and about. They're out there doing a fantastic job under difficult circumstances and I applaud them all."

For more information visit the Bucks Council website.

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