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Bid for Government grant for road improvements


A bid for £2.1 million of Government funding for road improvements in Aylesbury has been made by Buckinghamshire County Council.

If the bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund is successful, the improvement plan in Oxford Road will help to ease traffic queueing at the Fowler Road junction and the Hen & Chickens roundabout.

Upgrades to walkways and cycleways, an improved college bus stop and installation of synchronised traffic light controls are included in the bid, along with new pavements by the Ellen Road roundabout and at Fowler Road.

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the scheme would help to relieve pinch-point congestion and reduce air pollution.

"It's important that we continually look for opportunities to bid for Government funding to invest in our roads, to help deal with the impact of housing growth," he said. "This is a great opportunity to make life a little better for our residents."

The County Council will add around £500,000 of developer contributions to fully fund the scheme, and expects a response from Whitehall around the time of the Chancellor's autumn budget.

This round of National Productivity Investment Fund bids aim to help councils relieve congestion, unlock economic growth, and enable homes to be built.

IN THE PICTURE: Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport

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