A £3.7 million plan to convert two one-way roads in High Wycombe town centre to take traffic in both directions have been revealed. 

Under the plans, which form part of the Town Centre Masterplan, Queen Victoria Road and Easton Street would become two-way in a bid to improve traffic flow, create more capacity for vehicles, and take pressure off the Abbey Way gyratory.

Queen Victoria Road would see two lanes of traffic heading up towards Crendon Street and one lane coming back down towards Abbey Way. 

A new footpath through the library gardens could be built so the road can be widened safely.

Two junctions - the High Street crossroads and the Easton Street exit on to London Road - would be remodelled to allow two-way traffic and traffic lights would be synchronised with signals further up Crendon Street.

The scheme is part of the £14.5 million town centre masterplan, which aims to make the centre of the town safer and more attractive for shoppers, visitors and businesses.

The scheme will also include "wider and smoother" pavements, two crossing points, a bus stop layby outside the Baptist Church in Easton Street, and kerbside parking will remain. 

Mark Shaw county council deputy leader and transport cabinet member said plans are still at an early stage, and options for the two junctions are still being modelled.

The final choice will be based on further calculations of anticipated traffic movements and on public feedback.

A full public consultation is planned during November, with a drop-in exhibition where residents and businesses can see plans and talk to county council engineers.

David Johncock, cabinet member for planning and sustainability at Wycombe District Council, said: “We have ambitious plans for High Wycombe Town Centre which will not only improve the way the town looks but make it easier for people to get around from one part of town to another.

"We’ve already completed two segments of the alternative route and have begun phase four along Queen Alexandra Road. We now need to look to future phases of the plan and are starting to have conversations with key local groups about the next pieces in that jigsaw involving Queen Victoria Road, Easton Street and initial ideas for Cressex Business Park. 

"This continuing transformation of the town will bring forward much needed improvements in infrastructure and I look forward to seeing its completion and even more vitality in the town centre.”