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Several weeks of HS2 roadworks begin in Great Missenden

The company are widening roads and carrying out surveys as part of the project.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 19th July 2020. 3-minute read.

Several weeks of HS2 roadworks begin in Great Missenden

Several weeks of roadworks start on the edge of Great Missenden today - because of HS2.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A413 at entrances to the village and we'll see some nighttime closures as well.

Link Road will be widened as part of this.

In an update, HS2 Limited said:

"Due to the COVID -19 pandemic we postponed the Link Road and A413 road widening work programme.

"This was due to start at Easter 2020. We have now updated our timeline to complete this work."

The roadworks start today and should finish by the end of September.

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Following local feedback, HS2 say they developed an alternative design for the widening of Link Road and the exit onto the A413 towards Wendover.

The updated design will put in place an additional Link Road lane approaching the A413 roundabout; it reduces the amount of road to be widened and the impact on the Buryfield entrance.

These adaptations have been made to reduce the number of trees affected along Link Road from eight trees in the original design to one tree.

This was something campaigners fought and camped out to protect.

HS2 A413 Protests combined

In February 2020 HS2 Ltd. held a community information event at the Baptist Church and presented the revised design of the Link Road and A413 widening.

This is the same design that they are taking forward to construction.

The project will happen in four phases, starting with vegetation being cut back and surveys carried out.

What to expect from the works in Great Missenden

  • One-way and two-way traffic management systems in place
  • Night work
  • Road closures and traffic diversions
  • Eleven car park spaces will be suspended on Link Road
  • Vegetation and clearance of one tree (if local relocation of this tree is not possible)
  • Additional planting

You can read a full guide to the works here.

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