HS2 Ltd have agreed to invest almost half a million pounds to in road safety work for south Bucks after months of negotiations with a campaign group.

The A4010 campaign group, who work closely with Buckinghamshire County Council, won £480,000 from the company to pay for road safety measures at key sections of the route between High Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville, as well as the A4129 between Thame and Princes Risborough.

The announcement follows the news that campaigners were successful in stopping HS2 Ltd lorries using the A40 between the M40 at Stokenchurch and West Wycombe village.

Cllr Katrina Wood, Leader of Wycombe District Council, said: “We left no stone unturned in putting up a great fight.

“The money will pay for improved crossings, traffic calming and wider footways and high tech warning signs along key sections of the A4010 and A4129.

“These will not only improve the roads for all road users while construction is going on but will also leave a permanent local legacy.”

The campaign group comprises of Princes Risborough Town Council, Bradenham Parish Council, West Wycombe Parish Council and Wycombe District Council.

BCC will be responsible for delivering the mitigation measures along the route, with construction traffic potentially starting work next year.