Local Road Works update

Sorry – this is a long bulletin (originally published on Facebook on 2 September, but edited on 13 Sept).

As an update (on 13 Sept) to the information provided originally, the closure of Great Horwood Road will NOT continue beyond 16 September. It is possible other short closures of Great Horwood Road will be necessary during the works period - details of these will be announced once known. The traffic signals covering the railway bridge will continue to operate until 11 November.

As many of you will have discovered, the footpath on the west side of the railway bridge on Buckingham Road was reopened on 12 September – though it is due to be closed again between 22 October and 11 November.

From Monday 12 September until Friday 11 November EWR will be undertaking major works on the Buckingham Road bridge, with lights controlling traffic using a single-lane over the bridge. For the first week of this period Great Horwood Road will be closed to all traffic at its junction with Buckingham Road.

Between 12 September and 11 November only one traffic lane and footway will be open over the bridge. The traffic lane and footway on the east side of the bridge will be closed between 12 September and 21 October. Then from 22 October to 11 November the traffic lane and footway on the west side of the bridge will be closed.

Elsewhere in Winslow, Anglian Water is laying a new water main (the project was originally scheduled for the start of this year). Between 12 September and 14 October this will involve work along the cycleway between Little Horwood Road and Piccadilly, with temporary traffic signals between 12 and 25 September on the double-bend where the cycleway crosses Little Horwood Road. Although there are closure notices published for some footpaths in this area, I understand that Anglian Water do not expect to have to close any paths. A second phase of work, between Piccadilly and Highfield Road (affecting the Station Road junction with Buckingham Road, and work along Buckingham Road) is now scheduled to take place early in 2023.

All of these arrangements have been agreed between EWR or Anglian Water and Buckinghamshire Council as the highway authority. The Town Council is but a by-stander in these matters though we have done our best to keep the community impact of these essential works to a minimum.

Roger Slevin

Posted: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:41 by Roger Slevin

Tags: Anglian Water, Buckingham Road, East West Rail, Great Horwood Road, Roadworks