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Improvement schemes and projects

1. Countywide road drainage scheme

Scheme Overview

Where: Countywide
When: April 2018 - March 2019
Status: Ongoing
Summary: Since the start of the programme two years ago £1.4 million has been spent on improving 45 sites, and a further £1million has been allocated for 2018-19, an increase of almost £300k on the previous two years. The new drainage schemes will commence in April, and will include up to 35 new sites
Developer: Transport for Buckinghamshire
Contact: 01296 382416

About the project

Following another successful year, Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will be continuing to deliver improvement measures aimed at a more sustainable, long term solutions to drainage problems identified on Buckinghamshire’s road network. During 2017/18, 25 schemes were completed.

Work has been taking place to assess known sites across the county where road surface water and ineffective drainage is an issue, to find ways of reducing, and hopefully removing the problem.  As well as more prompt removal of surface water, TfB have also looked at dealing with ditch capacity, making sure soak ways are sufficient, installing new gully systems and upgrading pipe sizes to increase capacity.

A Capital budget of £1 million has been allocated in 2018/19 for such projects. Identified initially through Local Area Technicians, each treatment site goes through a thorough prioritization process. Local knowledge, safety concerns, site visits, scans and CCTV footage of existing drainage may be taken into account before determining the priority of each site.  A long term solution to the problem is then found, designed and built.  All through this process, local residents and businesses are kept informed.

Work is currently being planned to take place at the following locations (updated 12 July 2018):

  • Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton - complete
  • Mursley Road, Stewkley- complete
  • Park Street, Princess Risborough- complete
  • Hunts Lane, Taplow- complete
  • Valley Road, Hughenden Valley- complete
  • Fullers Hill, Chesham- complete
  • The Vale, Chesham- complete
  • Cobblers Hill, Great Missenden- complete
  • Glory Mill Lane, Wooburn Moor- complete
  • Main Street, Twyford
  • Marroway, Weston Turville- complete
  • Rectory Lane, Bradenham- complete
  • Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough- complete
  • Heath End road, Flackwell Heath
  • Chandos Road, Buckingham
  • Tythe Gardens, Stewkley
  • Haw Lane 1, Bledlow
  • A4 Bath Road Taplow
  • Haw Lane 2, Bledlow
  • Haw Lane, Saunderton
  • Mill Lane, Cuddington
  • Taylors Lane, Little Missenden
  • Beaumond End Lane, Little Missenden
  • Flaunden Bottom, Latimer
  • North Park Road, Chalfont St Peter
  • Rectory Road, Taplow
  • West Lane, Bledlow
  • Station Road, Taplow
  • Water end Road, Studley Green
  • Marlow Bottom Road, Marlow
  • Fryers Close, Chesham
  • Nightingales Lane, Chalfont St Giles
  • A404 Amersham Road, Hazelmere
  • Duke Street, Princes Risborough
  • Lower Icknield Way, Aston Clinton

2. Iver traffic and transport study

In Summer 2016,  the County Council commissioned a Traffic and Transport Study covering the villages of Iver, Iver Heath and Richings Park ("the Ivers"). The study provides a comprehensive view of current and future traffic and transport problems in the area, covering HGVs, private cars, public transport and walking/cycling. It also incorporates the expected future impacts of proposed nationally significant infrastructure developments in the area, such as High Speed 2, the Heathrow Express Depot relocation, Western Rail Link to Heathrow, Crossrail and M4 Smart Motorway (amongst others). A well-attended public exhibition was held in July 2016 to incorporate local views into this study – the boards presented and response forms can be found below. 

The first stage of the Iver Traffic and Transport Study is now available below. A follow-up report is also available, which examines the traffic impacts of the experimental closure of Chequers Bridge (Hollow Hill Lane) by Slough Borough Council. High Speed 2 Ltd’s proposals for the relocation of the Heathrow Express Depot include a temporary closure of the bridge during construction and the Western Rail Link to Heathrow project, to be delivered shortly afterwards, proposes that the route is closed permanently. This survey helps give an indication of the impact of these proposals.

The Ivers Members Liaison Group (IMLG), a councillor steering group formed of elected representatives from Buckinghamshire County Council, South Bucks District Council and Iver Parish Council, has recently been formed.  The group will use the recommendations of the traffic study below plus other local knowledge and proposals to drive forward a comprehensive mitigation plan for the Ivers over the coming months. The primary focus of the group is to promote and develop plans for an Iver Relief Road.

Aside from the relief road, the IMLG has discussed other traffic and transport matters including the most appropriate way to invest a Section 106 sustainable transport contribution from Pinewood Studios. A cycleway has been identified as the preferred option for the group and route options are being investigated.

Please email GDSmailbox@buckscc.gov.uk with any comments or queries.

Hollow Hill Lane Closure

Iver Traffic and Transport Study 

Study - Figures 

Appendices

3. National Productivity Investment Fund – Roads

The Autumn Statement 2016 included the announcement of additional funding for improving highway networks – as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund.  The Government announced that it will be investing an additional £1.1 billion in local roads and local transport. Funding will be focused on relieving congestion and delivering important upgrades and must fulfil at least one of the following goals:

i) To ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional and local routes

ii) To unlock economic and job creation opportunities or

iii) To enable delivery of vital new housing

For 2017/18, the Government has announced that it will allocate £2.064m to Buckinghamshire County Council.   This funding will be used to:

  • Improve access to Westcott Venture Park on the A41 helping to unlock this designated Enterprise Zone and unlock economic and job opportunities
  • Deliver highways maintenance on the strategic road network, providing upgrades to important regional and local routes including:

 

Road Name

District

Road Number

CSMP Treatment

Cost Estimate

 Comments

Rabans Lane

Aylesbury

C171

Resurfacing

£105,000

Deferred 2017 scheme.  Important road to main Industrial Centre in Aylesbury

Old Stoke Road

Aylesbury

B4443

Resurfacing

£80,000

Deferred 2017 scheme.  Part of Key link to Town Centre and link form main General Hospital

Bradenham Road

Bradenham

A4010

Resurfacing

£245,000

Deferred 2017 scheme.  Main Link between Aylesbury and HW.  HS2 Haul Route

New Road

High Wycombe

A4010

Resurfacing

£300,000

Deferred 2017 scheme.  Main Link to M40 in High Wycombe.  Key link to Cressex Industrial Park

Kingsbury Square

Aylesbury

Town centre

Reconstruction

£75,000

Major Structural failure in key Town centre location

Valley Road

Hughenden

A4128

Jointing/Patching

£100,000

Safety Scheme.  A4128 link to High Wycombe town centre  and Frogmore area retail

Aylesbury Road

Little Kimble

A4010

Slab/Recon

£200,000

Structural issue on key north south route.  HS 2 haul route

In addition, in Spring 2017, the Department for Transport announced a second round of National Productivity Investment Funding, to support transport schemes which will be delivered within 2018/19 and 2019/20. Unlike the previous bidding, this round of funding is awarded through competitive bidding. Buckinghamshire County Council has submitted two bids to this fund, for the A418 Oxford Road corridor in Aylesbury and the A40 London Road in High Wycombe. The schemes bid for span improvements to highways, public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure. Submitted bids can be accessed below.

Downloads

4. A40 West Wycombe to Stokenchurch

Overview 

Where A40 West Wycombe to Stokenchurch
When Minor works to be completed 2018.  Major works following analysis and design 2018-19.
Summary

The government has provided capital funding to improve safety on our roads. This funding will be used to reduce the number of serious accidents between Stokenchurch (junction M40) and West Wycombe (junction with A4010).

Status April 2017 Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) submitted a bid to Department for Transport (DfT) with initial proposals.
Contact  

Current works on ground

We are currently undertaking works in the following locations.

Please note this work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Please refer back to the website for further updates of when the closure will take place.

Lining, high friction surfacing and studs.

This work will be undertaken through a series of nighttime road closures starting 15 October 2018 between the hours of 1900 to 0600. During these works the road closure will restrict/prevent access along A40 depending on the work being undertaken.

Full diversion route from A40 junction with B482 Marlow Road, Stokenchurch to A40 junction with A4010, Pedestal Roundabout at West Wycombe. Access to properties within closure will be permitted, except within hard road closure, where access may be prohibited for short durations. Please refer to details below where the hard closure works will be taking place each night.

15-17 October 2018 -  section 8, 9 and 10

Hard Closure on A40 from A40 junction with Water End Road, Beacon’s Bottom to A4010 Pedestal Roundabout, West Wycombe. . Please note within West Wycombe, a temporary prohibition of parking will be enforced with enable lining works. If cars remain on carriageway, lining works will not be able to take place.

17-20 October 2018 - section 6 and 7

Hard Closure on A40 from A40 junction with Water End Road, Beacon’s Bottom to A40 junction with Chorley Road, West Wycombe.

22-27 October 2018 - section 4 and 5

Hard Closure on A40 from A40 junction with Water End Road, Beacon’s Bottom to A40 junction with Chorley Road, West Wycombe.

22-27 October 2018 - section 4 and 5

Hard Closure on A40 from A40 junction with Water End Road, Beacon’s Bottom to A40 junction with Chorley Road, West Wycombe.

Lining, high friction surfacing and studs.

This work will be undertaken in the daytime using either stop/go traffic management of temporary signals.

Works to be undertaken between 30 Oct to 1 Nov 2018.

Lining, high friction surfacing and studs.

This work will be undertaken at nighttime using temporary traffic signals. Works to be undertaken between 2-7 Nov 2018.

 

 

About the project

On 28 November 2016 The Government announced that capital funding of £175m over four financial years would be made available to local authorities to improve the safety of 50 of the highest risk A roads sections in England.

The 50 routes were based on analysis by the Road Safety Foundation.  

In January 2017, BCC was informed that a 9.2km section of the A40, between Stokenchurch (junction M40) and West Wycombe (junction with A4010) had been identified as one of the routes with 10 Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) collisions in the 3 year period 2012-14. This was a rise in the previous 3 year period (2009 - 2011) and as a result BCC was invited to bid for funding.

 

Scheme details

Signing Works:

  • Site 9 - A40, Wycombe Road, Studley Green – new bollards on central refuge, replace warning signs.
  •  Site 10 - A40, West Wycombe Road near Mudds Bank Junction – direction signing upgrade.
  • Site 14 - A40 Oxford Road / Ibstone Road - Direction sign upgrade
  • Site 16 - A40 Oxford Road, near Chalk Farm Road – Removal of unnecessary signs and cleaning existing.

Vegetation Clearance:

  • Site 10 – A40, West Wycombe Road near Mudds Bank Junction
  • Site 11 – A40 West Wycombe Road, near George Road
  • Site 14 – A40 Oxford Road / Ibstone Road

Due date

Completed within 2017-18 financial year

Notes

Signing and vegetation clearance work undertaken in 2017-18 prior to formal announcement of DfT funded safety scheme.

Improve pedestrian safety at crossing point on the A4010 (northern arm) of the Pedestal Roundabout.

Due date

This is anticipated October/November 2018

Replacement of the flashing lighting units on zebra crossing to improve appearance.

Due date

Pending lead-in periods Nov 2018

Improved warning signs and bollards on A40 at bend on eastbound entry to West Wycombe. This is to increase driver awareness and appreciation of bend.

Due date

Programmed Jan 2019

Improved warning signs on A40 prior to junctions to increase driver awareness of junctions and turning farm traffic.

Due date

Programmed Nov 2018

To improve existing footway alongside the A40.

Due date

Programmed October 2018.

Notes

Location identified by Cllr Darren Hayday - footway in cutting in need of siding out and vegetation cutback.

Initial assessment carried out Sept 2018.

This is a potential scheme identified to provide pedestrians with an alternative route remote from the A40 with no additional distance, but significantly less traffic and lower speeds. 

Due date

N/A

Notes

There appears to be initial merit in further investigation. There will be significant vegetation cut back to achieve footway. Part of the route may be unachievable due to level differences as carriageway is within small steep cutting (approx. 200m length). However, this section is on a straight. Remainder of route appears initial viable either through use of existing verge or carriageway width.

Footway works to improve route into Water End Road for school pedestrians to avoid walking within carriageway adjacent to junction triangle island.

Consideration also to be given to coloured edge surface treatment as a formal footway is not achievable on approach to school due to narrow carriageway width.

Due date

N/A

Additional vegetation clearance works on sections of the A40 including:

  • Layby area between Mudds Bank layby and A40 (trees to remain, but low level vegetation to be cleared
  • Siding out of carriageway on southern side between Studley Green and Stokenchurch

Due date

N/A

Notes

Layby Area Identified September 2018 following discussion between TfB Area Manager and Stokenchurch Parish Council, agreement made to remove vegetation to enable clear view into layby to prevent anti-social behaviour and improve visibility on approach to left turn into layby.

This will improve safety within layby and also prevent hard braking where drivers cannot see clearly into layby on approach.

Upgrade of signalised pedestrian crossings from old style pelican crossings to new Puffin Crossings, incorporating nearside pedestrian signal units, crossing sensors. This would also include other safety improvements such as widening of norther footway.

Note the most westerly crossing in Stokenchurch is already a Puffin Crossing and therefore no further works proposed.

Due date

Anticipate Jan 2019

Provision of central refuge island and build-out of western corner of junction to improve pedestrian safety walking along A40.

Due date

Anticipated Construction 8th October 2018 - Start date under road closure

Upgrade of signalised pedestrian crossings from old style pelican crossings to new Puffin Crossings, incorporating nearside pedestrian signal units, crossing sensors. This would also include other safety improvements such as widening of norther footway.

Note the most westerly crossing in Stokenchurch is already a Puffin Crossing and therefore no further works proposed.

Due date

Anticipate Jan 2019

Extension of 40mph speed limit along A40, Oxford Road (towards Dog Rescue Centre) on approach to Ibstone Road junction near M40.

Aim to reduce speeds on approach to junction.

Due date

TRO Covered within 2018-19 Design Target Cost
Pending feedback from Thames Valley Police will proceed to statutory consultation.

Works includes:

  • upgrade studs to 'click' studs for improved future maintenance
  • Section in cutting studs upgraded to 'solar' illuminated studs
  • upgrade lining within 60mph section to 'Life Line 200' for improved night time and wet weather visibility.
  • refresh Coloured High Friction Surfacing
  • introduce Coloured High Friction Surfacing on key points (West Wycombe bend, West Wycombe Zebra, Pedestal Roundabout approaches)
  • introduce coloured surface at key locations to highlight problem junctions.

Aims to improve safety along length of route through improved lining and stud specification and also enhanced skid resistance at critical sites.

Due date

Oct - Nov 2018 with remaining work by March 2019.

Notes

This excludes works already undertaken within vicinity of Site 10 (Stokenchurch to Studley Green) and also works undertaken by CMP Team on joint resealing through Studley Green.

A number of sites would need to be complete after other work including:

  • Site 1 Pedestal Roundabout - HFS and refresh
  • Site 5 Pending agreement of Speed Limit
  • Site 11 - Following Signals upgrade
  • Site 13 - Following Signals upgrade

Footway improvement works adjacent to shops to improve route along A40 at junction with The Common. This involves removal of two parking spaces.

Due date

Programmed to start 01 Oct 2018

 

Next steps

Once BCC have been formally advised by DfT on the success of the funding bid TfB will be in a position to commence the relevant communications and consultation.

 

Downloads

DfT Safer Roads Fund - Application

5. A412 Uxbridge Road / Black Park Road Junction

Scheme Overview

Where: A412 Uxbridge Road / Black Park Road junction, Wexham
When: Spring / Summer 2018
Status:

Consultation stage

Summary:

Consultation on junction proposals

Developer: Transport for Buckinghamshire
Contact: 01296 382416

About the project

Following a review of injury collisions across the county, the A412 Black Park Road junction has been identified as a priority for safety improvements.  Between 2008 and 2016 there have been 18 reported injury collisions in the immediate vicinity of the A412 and Black Park Road junction. 13 of these collisions involved turning movements at the junction.

A statutory consultation has been carried out between 21st August 2017 to 29th September 2017, which received a total of 73 responses with 34 supporting the original proposals and 39 objecting to the original proposals. It was agreed that an improved design was required to take into account some of the valid points raised and to address concerns to assist in reducing collisions within the available budget.   

Through a design review, the revised proposals are:

  • Ban the right turn out of Black Park Road (as previously consulted).
  • Ban the ‘U’ turn on the A412 for southbound traffic (as previously consulted). Note the U-turn facility on Black Park Road is maintained.
  • Reduce the northbound speed limit on A412 to 50MPH, which includes reducing the northbound lane to a single lane through Black Park Road junction.

These will be implemented by Traffic Regulation Orders, a revised kerbing and island layout and new carriageway road markings.

A link to the proposed revised layout can be found below.

Transport for Buckinghamshire is seeking your views regarding the proposed changes.

Objections must be made in writing, together with the grounds on which those objections are being made. This can be done through:

  • Or in writing to Trevor Bonsor, Transport for Buckinghamshire, Griffin Lane Depot, Corrib industrial Park, Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, HP19 8BP

Please quote A412 / Black Park Road junction in all correspondence.

The deadline for responses is 01/02/2018.

Following the feedback from the consultation a decision will be made by the County Council, which will be published on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

Consultation letter and layout drawings

Consultation letter

Junction design proposal

6. Developing deep learning techniques for semi-automatic detection of road assets in Buckinghamshire

The digital transformation is rapidly changing from the way we travel on our roads and how we provide and maintain our infrastructure. The Department for Transport is launching a competition to help stimulate further transformation and to enhance Britain’s position as a leading transport innovator. Our aim is to help encourage highway authorities to make road transport increasingly smart through the use of data and connectivity to improve safety, efficiency, and emissions.

The competition will provide £500,00 for local authority projects costing between £30,000 £100,000 which will:

  • demonstrate the capability of connected vehicle data;
  • improve the quality of road condition and asset management data;
  • provide the business case for more widespread deployment across a number of highway authorities;
  • enable the development of smart asset strategies based on harvested intelligence; and
  • help support innovation within the private sector supply chain.

Details of our entry

Amongst a number of core issues that relate to Connected Automotive Vehicle Systems (CAV's) is a need for accurate real-world data from which a CAV's inherent spatial location and proximity components can leverage an accurate real-world context. Broadly speaking, these components typically involve Deep-Learning algorithms, drawn from machine learning and neural network technologies, from which a CAV can determine its spatial proximity as accurately as possible. While this technology is showing many positive and promising developments for CAV technology, its effectiveness is significantly determined by its access to appropriate training data that provides a high level of accurately defined real-world contexts.

Full details of our entry can be viewed here.

7. Proposed changes to parking in Chesham - phase 2

About the project

Following the completion of parking restrictions in September 2017, there have been significant concerns about parking for Broad Street, Bellingdon Road and Kirtle Road residents.  Due to this, a number of residents have asked for alternative proposals to be developed. Chesham Town Council undertook an informal consultation to ascertain if there is support for the new proposals and to ensure the formal consultation and implementation proceeds with local agreement. After meeting with the Working Group and discussing the informal consultation on the 19th September 2018, the Councils have agreed that the proposals will be:

  • Kirtle Road: to implement double yellow lines on the west side of the road and refresh the current lines including the turning point. In the absence of a clear majority, it was agreed not to make Kirtle road a permit parking zone
  • Broad Street: Broad Street residents between the Elgiva Theatre roundabout and Sunnyside Road without off street parking will be issued Zone C permits. The current “1 hour waiting bays” will be made shared use with Zone C residents. Discretionary permits will still be available and assessed individually
  • White Hill / Cheyne Walk: Double yellow lines on White Hill j/w White Hill Service Road (east and west) and on junction of Cheyne Walk j/w White Hill.
  • Sunnyside Road: Implement double yellow lines on west side of Sunnyside Road / Higham junction
  • Wesley Hill: Shared use of the current “1 hour waiting” bays in Wesley Hill with Zone C permit holders.
  • Chartridge Lane j/w Lowndes Avenue: Implement double yellow lines on the junction Chartridge Lane/Lowndes Avenue
  • Chartridge Lane j/w Penn Avenue: Implement double yellow lines on the junction Chartridge Lane/Penn Avenue
  • Harding Road: Refresh of yellow lines

Update: The Formal Consultation is planned to run between the 20th  November to 11th December.

Related documents

Broad Street letter

Broad Street questionnaire

Wesley Hill letter

Wesley Hill questionnaire

Kirtle Road letter

Kirtle Road questionnaire

8. Improvements to Western Linslade and Stoke Hammond bypasses

Scheme Overview

Where: Western Linslade and Stoke Hammond bypasses
When: August 12 to early October
Status: Work in progress
Summary: Resurfacing work of a five-mile stretch of Stoke Hammond and Western Linslade Bypasses (A4146)
Developer: Transport for Buckinghamshire
Contact: 01296 382416

About the project

Work on resurfacing the five-mile Stoke Hammond and Western Linslade Bypasses (A4146) will start on Monday 13 August.

The £4.5 million investment in renewing the five-mile dual carriageway surface will take around eight weeks.

The work involves:

  • removing the entire surface course which has a number of surface defects
  • replacing some of the lower layers in areas where investigations have found a structural weakness 

 

Updates

Progress with work will depend on weather conditions.

Updates will be posted on this page and also on social media - Twitter @buckscc and @tfbalerts

 

Traffic diversions

Traffic from the Aylesbury direction on the A418 will divert from the A4146 roundabout at the Wing end of the bypass, via the Leighton Buzzard bypass, A505, and A5 to meet the A4146 again at Kelly's Kitchen roundabout just outside Bletchley.

Traffic from the Milton Keynes and Bletchley directions will divert on to the A5 at Kelly's Kitchen roundabout, via the A505 and Leighton Buzzard bypass to join the A418 at the roundabout near Wing. 

Diversion signs will be put up on all the approaches to the Stoke Hammond and Western Linslade bypasses. Every effort will be made to minimise delays, but some disruption can be expected.

 

Works schedule - subject to favourable weather conditions

The bypass will reopen at 6 am on Monday 8 October. For safety reasons, access on to the bypass (northbound/southbound) at the Chelmscote Roundabout junction will remain closed until then.

There will be narrower approaches and restricted circulation on the A418 Wing roundabout during nights in the final week of resurfacing work on Stoke Hammond Bypass, from 7 pm to 6 am until Friday 5 October, and again between 7 pm on Friday 5 October and 6 am on Monday 8 October.

Until Friday 5 October Southbound (towards Wing) carriageway will be closed completely for surfacing teams to replace surface material and reinstate road markings and studs. Northbound (towards Milton Keynes) carriageway will be open.

Weekend 5 October to 8 October (7 pm Friday to 6 am Monday) – bypass closed in both directions for resurfacing, road markings and studs, lighting and clear-up.

Monday 8 October 6 am- bypass reopens.

These dates could change if weather conditions delay work. 

 

9. Highways England A404 Volvo footbridge works

A404 Marlow weekend closures for footbridge works - August/ October 2018.

Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance to the footbridge which crosses over the A404 near Marlow.

This maintenance will require removing the bridge for up to six weeks under two non-consecutive weekend road closures. While these are not Buckinghamshire County Council's works, the closures and diversions will impact on our road network. Highways England is working closely with us to minimise the works' impact and ensure that our residents are kept well informed.

Highways England apologises in advance for any inconvenience or disruption caused during the work. If you have any questions please contact them on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

What are the works?

The bridge requires work to the staircases and repainting. It is not possible to do the work at the site, and so the footbridge will have to be removed to a nearby location for approximately ten weeks.

This will require a full weekend road closure for the removal of the bridge in August, and then again for its reinstatement in October.

 

Road closure details

The northbound and southbound carriageways of the A404, between the junction with the A4155 just outside Marlow and the Bisham Roundabout, will be closed and a diversion in place.

UPDATED: Parkway will now remain open over the weekend period, however Highways England will need to close it for periods of up-to 15 minutes on Saturday whilst the crane is lifting the bridge and staircases.  These closures will be controlled by Stop/Go boards. 

The two closures are scheduled from:

  • 9 pm on Friday 31 August to 5 am on Monday 3 September 2018

*Please note that should works not be possible that weekend, the contingency weekend is 21 to 24 September 2018

  • 9 pm on Friday 12 October to 5 am on Monday 15 October 2018

*Please note that should works not be possible that weekend, the contingency weekend is from 26 to 29 October 2018

Please be aware that these closures have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance at the junction for confirmation of the closures dates/timings. Please do not attempt to walk onto the A404 during these closures to see the bridge being removed.

 

Diversions

Local traffic will be diverted via Henley-on-Thames (A4130 and A4155). Traffic on the M4 intending to reach the M40 (and vice-versa) will be diverted via the M4, M25 and M40

Delays are expected during these weekend closures, and Highways England advises that you plan ahead of your journey to allow extra time or avoid this route where possible.

View the diversion route map

UPDATED: Highways England will be providing gatemen to man Marlow Bridge, which is not on the diversion and has weight limit of 3T, for the duration of the A404 closure to avoid misuse of the bridge by overweight vehicles attempting to cut through. 

 

Pedestrian footbridge diversion

An alternative route for pedestrians who would normally use the bridge to get between Marlow and Westhorpe Park will be provided between August and October 2018. The route is shown below in red and should take approximately 15 minutes.