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Improvement schemes and projects

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


Road Number

CSMP Treatment

Cost Estimate


Rabans Lane





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

Old Stoke Road





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

Bradenham Road





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

New Road

High Wycombe




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

Kingsbury Square


Town centre



Major Structural failure in key Town centre location

Valley Road





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

Aylesbury Road

Little Kimble




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.


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Last updated: 3 July 2018

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