A £5 million plan to cut traffic noise for people living along an 11.5 mile section of the M40 in Bucks and South Oxfordshire has gone on show. 

Highways England will install new noise reducing barriers at eight locations along the M40 between Loudwater, near junction 3 of the motorway, and Stokenchurch near junction 5. 

The plans are now available online and a public event will be held on June 30 in High Wycombe.

The noise reduction barriers will be installed in Stokenchurch, Wheeler End, Booker, Daws Lea, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater, Wooburn Moor north and Wooburn Moor south. 

Construction is due to start in the autumn.

Highways England project manager, David Owen, said: “These new barriers will help to cut traffic noise for many people living in these eight locations.

"Together with the resurfacing work that we have already completed, they should bring real improvements for communities along the M40.

“We have been working hard with our partners to make sure that the plans will deliver the most benefit for the greatest number of people, and we’re now able to share our plans with people locally and answer their questions.

"This is a great opportunity to find out more before we start work, both online and in person.”

People will be able to talk to the project team on June 30 between 1pm and 8pm at Wycombe Leisure Centre, Handy Cross, High Wycombe.