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Two big resurfacing projects start in Aylesbury Vale

The A41 Tring Road is being worked on, along with part of the A413 near Winslow.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:46am 1st June 2020. 3-minute read.

Two big resurfacing projects start in Aylesbury Vale

Two big stretches of road are being resurfaced in Aylesbury Vale from today - meaning road closures.

The first is the long-awaited project to fix Tring Road, with the other part of the A413 between Winslow and Swanbourne.

A41 Tring Road

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has been planning essential works on the A41 Tring Road for some time to resurface several sections and to underpin some of the slabs below the roads surface.

Although TfB has already carried out both emergency and temporary repairs on the stretch between King Edward Avenue to just past Regent Road, it requires a permanent solution. Therefore the decision has been made to bring forward the work while traffic levels remain low.

  • Road closure in place between 7am & 7pm
  • Stretch being worked on now: King Edward Avenue to just past Regent Road
  • Other sections to happen at a later date, including High Street

While TfB has been continuing with essential maintenance work during lockdown, some planned schemes haven't been able to progress so far due to the requirement of large teams on site and the Government's guidance to maintain social distancing.

Recently, the Highways Sector Council launched a new initiative called 'Project SafeStart' to encourage the acceleration of major maintenance work and to deliver 'shovel-ready' essential roads projects. With traffic being at an all-time low - 50% less than usual at this time of year - some of the scheduled work for this year has been brought forward, ensuring less disruption to the public once lockdown is lifted.

TfB  has plans in place to ensure that all teams are following Government guidelines while working and additional provisions have been made to keep them and the public safe.

Tring  Road 2

The Tring Road work is considered ideal during this time, as it is a big scheme that would inevitably cause severe disruption in normal traffic conditions.

The scheme will be done in two stages and TfB will accelerate resurfacing to the worst section of the road, with specialist work to underpin the slabs taking place at a later date.

Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Nick Naylor, said:

"Transport for Buckinghamshire has been working hard to get as much work completed as possible during this time while following all Government guidelines.

"I am so pleased the decision has been made to bring forward the essential work on Tring Road, in line with 'Project Safestart', ensuring less disruption to commuters and residents compared with more normal traffic volumes.

"We can assure you that our teams are closely following Government guidelines while working and we have made significant changes to keep them safe."

A413 Winslow

Elsewhere, there will be overnight works on the A413 near Winslow to resurface a stretch.

Work starts tonight, with a closure in place between Winslow and the Swanbourne junction.

That will be between 7pm and 6am, with work ongoing until Friday 12th June.

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