The gas company Cadent warned Amersham residents and road users the section of road north of Chiltern Road was due to be closed because of gas supply works over the weekend.

Road work started on Monday February 14 with the installation of a three-way temporary traffic lights on Amersham Road and Chiltern Road, the company said.

A letter to residents sent in January said: “We will be closing Amersham Road for the weekend February 19 and 20."

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Cadent said diversion routes have been agreed with the local highways agency and signposts are placed.

The gas company anticipates the works to “last approximately one week”.

Councillor for Chiltern Ridges Jane MacBean said:

“Several Councillors were contacted about the extended gas main replacement works programme along Amersham Road at the end of last year.

“Such a large infrastructure replacement project was always going to be difficult to implement and was bound to have some impact on residents making journeys between Chesham and Amersham.

“As soon as Councillors became aware of the complaints we worked with an officer from the Buckinghamshire Council street works team to try to improve the situation.

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“The officer made weekly works inspections and liaised closely with Cadent to make sure the timetable was delivered at pace, ensuring the project was delivered early and prior to Christmas.

“We have always been aware that Cadent would need to return to complete a main connection underneath Amersham Road and we’re pleased to see that they are trying to schedule works in a way that will minimise disruption.”

The closure will be located on a stretch of road near Hillbury Wood section of the woods along Amersham Road.

Cadent said the gas works were part of a process of ensuring residents in the area and surrounding it “continue to receive a reliable and safe gas supply.”

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