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Improvement schemes and projects

5. A40 West Wycombe to Stokenchurch

Update February 15th 2018

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,  Buckinghamshire County Council (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 those routes, with 10 KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured) 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.

As a result in April 2017 BCC submitted a bid to DfT outlining initial proposals to reduce the risk of KSI collisions along this section of the A40. Further in depth analysis to determine the measures to be considered to prevent the type of collisions that are occurring is currently being carried out.

As part of the application for funding it was a requirement that the bid document was publicised on the BCC website pending an announcement from the DfT regarding the outcome.

However, in anticipation of a successful bid TfB is planning to deliver some minor works this financial year with the majority of improvements, following analysis, consultation and design, taking place later in 2018 into 2019.

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.


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Last updated: 19 February 2018

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