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High Wycombe town centre masterplan

9. Alternative Route Phase 4

Scheme overview

Where:

Suffield Road & Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe

When:

Phase 4 works are now underway from 23 October 2017 and will continue until July 2018

Status:

Construction works undertaken by Eurovia Contracting

Summary:

Construction of the next phase of the Alternative Route in High Wycombe town centre on Suffield Road and Queen Alexandra Road.

Developer:

Wycombe District Council, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, Local Growth Fund and Buckinghamshire County Council

Contact:

01296 382416

hitmailbox@buckscc.gov.uk

 

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About the project

The Alternative Route is a key component to the High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan, linking the A404 Marlow Hill to the A40 West Wycombe Road via the old Gas Works site and Westbourne Street. Creating the new route is part of an ambitious, long term project – a ‘Masterplan’ which is set to transform the town centre with major improvements for the future. When all the pieces are put into place, the alternative route will help to reconnect the old and new parts of the town and create a strong mix of shopping, leisure and employment activities.

View planned roadworks and road closures as part of the High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan and wider Buckinghamshire area.

View current and planned car parking changes in High Wycombe Town Centre during construction works.

Consultation

The public consultation period for the Alternative Route Phase 4 is now closed having run between 20 January and 17 February 2017.  During this time we engaged with stakeholders and members of the public to highlight key design features and restrictions as part of the construction project, taking the opportunity to fine tune some elements of the design planned to be constructed.

What's happening next?

Buckinghamshire County Council will deliver the next phases of construction work on Suffield Road and Queen Alexandra Road from October 2017 until July 2018. We have now awarded the construction contract to Eurovia Contracting who will complete the works.

Site Emergency Contact Details

Eurovia Contracting Tel: 07809 513720

Email: hwtcmp-phase4@eurovia.co.uk 

Buckinghamshire County Council Tel: 01296 382416

Phase 4 Public Liaison Officer

Julie Cartwright

Public Liaison Officer

Eurovia Contracting

Email: julie.cartwright@eurovia.co.uk

Tel: 07841 367787

Julie is the first point of contact for local residents, businesses and stakeholders with any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing improvement works until we finish in July 2018.

Access to the school, residential properties, university, hospital and emergency vehicles during roadworks

We would like to reassure you that access to all the stakeholders will be maintained at all times during the roadworks. On site our traffic management team will ensure that all emergency vehicles have priority access to and from the hospital where necessary. For all stakeholders in the area affected by the road works we will ensure they have access to frontages including visitors and deliveries throughout the works whilst we reconstruct areas of the carriageway and footway next to the individual roads and access points.

We advise all local road users and visitors to the area to plan their journeys accordingly, and to expect some disruption and additional queuing when travelling through this section of High Wycombe especially during the AM and PM peak times throughout the duration of the works from late October through to summer 2018. Please contact our Public Liaison Officer directly (details above) if you have any issues or concerns about your access ahead of the next phases of the work.

Planned reduction to Suffield Road

Please be aware that from the 9th October Buckinghamshire County Council has reduced the car parking on Suffield Road between Rutland Street and Loakes Road, marking the beginning of the planned changes to the parking arrangements in the area. Parking suspension notices have been put up since the 2nd October to inform residents and road users of impending changes. Any non-authorised vehicles parked within the bay after the 9th October will receive a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)

As part of the consultation in January 2017 we advised local residents, businesses and stakeholders that the new link road and accesses to the approved residential development being built by Inland Homes plc will require the removal of the entire parking bay shown in the pictures above. As we progress through the scheme we will be reconstructing the remaining available bays onto both sides of Queen Alexandra Road reopening them as we complete each section.

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Last updated: 8 December 2017

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