THE COUNCIL has installed new road safety measures to stop lorry parking on Bucks A-road after money from the HS2. 

New high containment kerbs were installed on the A40 in Denham in front of the Esso and BP service stations to discourage parking.

The move comes after a successful bid to the HS2 Road Safety Fund by Denham Parish Council in 2021. 

Buckinghamshire Council's cabinet member for transport commented the works after a visit to the site last week: "HGV parking and movements outside these service stations has been a longstanding problem, causing not only damage to the pavements and kerbs, but also compromising safety for pedestrians and blocking visibility of the road and service station exits for drivers.”

To date, the HS2 Road Safety Fund has provided £3.95 million to Buckinghamshire Council to implement road safety schemes in areas impacted by HS2 construction. 

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Schemes already delivered by Buckinghamshire Council using the HS2 Road Safety Fund include: 

  • Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) for use in Quainton, Stone, Grendon Underwood, Waddesdon and Westcott
  • Signage and road markings to improve visibility of the junction between School Hill and Perry Hill at Charndon
  • 18km of white reflective edging along various sections of the A4010 between Great Kimble and the Pedestal Roundabout at West Wycombe, to improve visibility of the road edges, especially at night
  • Gateway entry features at Saunderton
  • Improved visibility of the Bradenham Lane junction on the A4010 and at the arched railway bridge going into High Wycombe, together with traffic calming signage
  • Resurfacing of the A410/A412 junction to repair damage to the highway caused by HS2