A new 1.1 mile-long dual carriageway in Buckinghamshire has taken a major step forward.

As part of the South East Aylesbury Link Road (SEALR) project, work on a new roundabout on Wendover Road, Wendover will start from next week (December 11).

The new roundabout is another “piece of the jigsaw” in moving the huge infrastructure project forward Buckinghamshire council said.

The SEALR project includes three new roundabout junctions designed to ease congestion in Aylesbury and provide an easier route for traffic without going through the town centre.

Under Phase 1 of the new link road, the A413 Wendover Road will be joined with the B4443 Lower Road.

Phase 2 will link the B4443 Lower Road to a new roundabout junction with both the Stoke Mandeville Relief Road and the South West Aylesbury Link Road.

The project also aims to provide two new cycleways/footways and relieve pressure on the access to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, while it also promises a 10 per cent net gain in biodiversity.

During the Wendover Road roundabout work, traffic will continue to run both ways on narrower lanes while the work takes place.

Work will be paused over Christmas from December 22, restarting on January 2.