Major changes to the road system in the centre of High Wycombe comes into place overnight - with Queen Victoria Road and Easton Street becoming two-way. 

From 4am on Wednesday, May 29, the two town centre roads will become two-way - the first time both roads have seen traffic in both directions for more than 40 years - in a bid to cut congestion. 

UPDATE - road is NOW OPEN. Take a driving tour of the new layout 

Work on the £3.7 million project has been ongoing for months. 

ALSO READ: We spotted a couple of drivers who didn't quite follow the new rules 


The High Street/Queen Victoria Road crossroads and the Easton Street exit on to Abbey Way have been remodelled to allow two-way traffic, and traffic lights will synchronise with signals further up Crendon Street and along London Road.

The new arrangement allows traffic to travel straight on and make left turns, but now prohibits right turns from Queen Victoria Road into Easton Street.

Bucks Free Press:

The two roads were resurfaced earlier in the month, along with new white lines, and signs will be installed to make the two-way system clear to motorists and pedestrians.

Bucks Free Press:

Ahead of changeover day, the right-hand lane in Queen Victoria Road and the southern lane in Easton Street will be closed to traffic to prepare them for switching direction to allow traffic to flow the other way.

Temporary traffic lights are operating at both junctions while new permanent light phasing is programmed.