Road safety package for main Wycombe to Aylesbury route
Safety improvements to help pedestrians and warn motorists are planned at around a dozen places along the main Wycombe to Aylesbury road.
They include two new zebra crossings in Princes Risborough, new central refuges along the route to help people cross the road, and better alerts where speed limits change.
Now Buckinghamshire County Council is asking residents what they think of the proposed improvements in a Have Your Say survey running until 14 June. www.buckscc.gov.uk/haveyoursay
Funding of £541,000 was secured from HS2, as mitigation payment, through a petitioner group of parish, town and district councils working with the County Council.
The councils have identified 22 potential improvements at 13 locations along the A4010 and A4129, and from these they have drawn up a priority list, which is now being costed.
Mark Shaw, County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the mitigation bid for safety improvements had been made three years ago because HS2 planned to use the route for construction traffic. However, contractors will now use other routes and keep the A4010 and A4129 as a back-up.
"The safety of all road users is one of my top priorities," said Mark. "The collaboration between parish, district and county councils to get this money and identify these important priority improvement sites has been brilliant. We've yet to finalise the detailed costings, but for now we're keen to hear people's feedback."
Collaboration involved Wycombe District Council, Princes Risborough Town Council, and Bradenham and West Wycombe Parish Councils.
Improvement work has been scheduled to start in the summer holidays and finish in the autumn.
IN THE PICTURES
Pictures show five locations at which councils have identified the need for safety improvements.
Proposed safety improvements:
Aylesbury Road, outside primary school - high friction road surface, new lighting, new signs.
Aylesbury Road, near school - 'dragon's teeth' safety markings, high friction road surface, speed limit roundel, vehicle activated 'SLOW/SCHOOL' sign.
Aylesbury Road, outside St Teresa's School - upgraded zebra crossing beacons, new signs, roundabout changes to improve visibility.
Aylesbury Road, between King George V park and Robinson Close - new zebra crossing, high friction road surface, signs and road markings.
New Road, near The Retreat - upgraded zebra crossing beacons, repositioned approach signs.
Longwick Road, by Hypnos - 'dragon's teeth' safety markings, high friction road surface, speed limit roundel.
Longwick Road, near Brooke Road - upgraded zebra crossing beacons, new approach signs.
Wycombe Road, between Culverton Hill and Clifford Road - new zebra crossing, traffic islands, high friction road surface, signs and road markings.
Wycombe Road, near Station Road junction - new traffic islands.
Wycombe Road, between Upper Icknield Way and Woodway - pavement widening.
Wycombe Road, near Upper Icknield Way - 'dragon's teeth' safety markings, high friction road surface, speed limit roundel, vehicle activated 'SLOW' sign.
Wycombe Road, at north and south entrances to the village - 'dragon's teeth' safety markings, high friction road surface, speed limit roundels, new approach signs.
Bradenham Wood Lane junction - refreshed road signs and road markings.
Wycombe road, Bradenham bends, south of Bradenham Wood Lane - new 'SLOW' road markings, solar-powered LED road studs.
Bradenham Road, at north and south entrances to residential area - 'dragon's teeth' safety markings, high friction road surface, speed limit roundels.
Bradenham Road railway bridge - improvements to footpath entrance to improve pedestrian visibility, repainting bridge abutments in white, new approach signs.
Bradenham Road, bus shelter - reposition shelter, install hard standing for pedestrians.
Bradenham Road, south of railway bridge - widen road, new pedestrian central refuge by footpath, drainage, new signs and road markings.
Booker, High Wycombe
New road, between Fernie Fields and Havenfield Road - new pedestrian central refuge, signs and road markings.