Beaconsfield relief road roundabout begins to take shape

  |  Published: Jan 7th 2019

Work has started on building a roundabout as part of Beaconsfield's new A355 relief road, and will continue until mid January.

Temporary three way traffic lights will control daytime traffic on Friday 11 January and Monday 14 January (9.30am and 3.30pm), and night closures from 7.30pm to 6am from Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January will allow roundabout surfacing to be laid. The main road will reopen at 6am on Saturday 19 January.

Foundations of the roundabout near Maxwell Road were laid, cable ducting installed and kerbs fitted before Christmas.  Once surfacing is complete, traffic from the main A355 road will be diverted on to the new roundabout to make room for construction of a new link to connect Maxwell Road and Hyde Green to the main road.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: "The roundabout is an important element of the relief road, and while it's great to see work progressing, I hope everyone will bear with us while we lay the new surface."

The relief road improvement project is one of Buckinghamshire County Council's priority schemes, with a £9.2 million budget, funded by £3.1m from the Local Transport Board (LTB) and a £6.05m grant from the Government's Local Growth Fund through Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP).

A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout diagram
A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout diagram
Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport
Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport
Aerial view: A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout construction
Aerial view: A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout construction
Foundation layer: A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout
Foundation layer: A355 Beaconsfield relief road roundabout. All images courtesy Buckinghamshire County Council.
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