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Chapel Lane upgrade begins this month
WORK to transform and alleviate a busy bottle-neck road junction in High Wycombe will begin later this month.
Phase one of the A40/A4010 Chapel Lane realignment gets under way on Monday, October 14 as utility companies carry out their work ahead of the construction of the new-look road network in February.
The Chapel Lane/A40 junction will be widened and realigned, and the A40/Plomer Hill junction will be completely refurbished with the introduction of an A40 westbound pre-signal.
Transport for Buckinghamshire has pleaded for the co-operation of commuters and residents after warning the project will impact on traffic flow, as lane closures will be required to carry out the work.
Cllr Janet Blake, BCC Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation said: "I'm delighted this project is coming to fruition and that the improvements will be delivered soon.
“We need to undertake these utility works and we'll do so as promptly as we can and seek to minimise congestion, whilst ensuring we do the works in a safe manner for road workers and road users.
“Delays are very likely as a result of the works but I hope that drivers understand that we need to protect our workers. The main delays are expected in mid and late November.
“Variable message signs will be kept up to date to inform drivers of the situation on site."
Bulldozers demolished the Buckinghamshire County Council-owned 323 West Wycombe Road in July to make way for the new-look junction.
BCC received £1.254 million from the Department for Transport for the project, which is expected to be completed by spring 2014.
TfB said minor footway diversions will be in place between October 14 and 22.
For a step-by-step guide to the plan and proposed lane closures, visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/chapellane
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