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Lockdown delayed fixing main Aylesbury road

The A41 Tring Road has needed major repairs for some time now.

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:54am 21st May 2020. 3-minute read.

Lockdown delayed fixing main Aylesbury road

Work to fix one of Aylesbury's busiest roads will happen, after lockdown made it harder for the project to progress.

Transport for Bucks say they have been planning 'for some time' to do a proper job on the A41 Tring Road and the High Street, but have had to do some emergency fixes this week.

The scheme will happen in two phases and TfB will let us know when so disruption is minimal.

What will happen?

Road Resurfacing

Plans to resurface two stretches of the A41 have been on the roadworks map for several months.

One part is from Bedgrove to King Edward Avenue and the other the High Street from Tesco to Exchange Street.

The provisional permits include road closures, but it is unclear how these would be implemented. 

A spokesperson for TfB told us:

"TfB has been planning works on the A41 Tring Road, Aylesbury for some time to both resurface some sections and to underpin some of the slabs which are under the road surface.

"Whilst we have been able to continue with much of our work, some of our schemes haven't been able to progress so far.  

"These are schemes which require a large team on site and with different operations meaning that it is difficult for us to maintain social distancing and comply with guidance."

Making work safe

Roadworks road closed
We could see a road closure whilst work takes place

They said that in line with Government advice they are 'very keen' to carry out schemes now, which will cause disruption on our main roads, in order to take advantage of the roads being much quieter.  

The team are hoping this will minimise the impact on the travelling public.  

The spokesperson told us they are working with contractors to make sure the scheme can go ahead safely:

"We have therefore decided to split this scheme into two stages and accelerate resurfacing to the worst section of the road.  

"Work to underpin the slabs is still being progressed and will take place as soon as possible.

"A permit has been submitted for the essential resurfacing work, following the repair of several emergency defects this week.  

"Every scheme needs to be individually considered and risk assessed.  Currently the exact dates that the work will take place has not been confirmed as this will be determined by the detailed outcome of the risk assessment, the availability of TfB's supply chain partners, and the coordination of works that will need to be accommodated but we will aim for this to be during June."

We will of course let you know as soon as work is confirmed.

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