7th February 2022
Wendover Cycleway Improvements update from Buckinghamshire Council www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/wendover-cycleways Overview
The council has secured £500K from HS2 for sustainable travel improvement. This project aims to:
improve connectivity in Wendover and therefore help promote sustainable travel.
encourage cycling for shorter journeys in Wendover through developing the cycling network.
This bulletin provides details of the works completed since construction commenced on 24 January and the works programmed for the next couple of weeks.
Works Recently Completed Vegetation Clearance Work to improve cycling routes in and around Wendover commenced on 24 January with the clearance of vegetation at some key points along the routes, including at the Victory Road junction and the short segregated footway/cycleway section between Lionel Avenue and Dobbins Lane. To help maximise the benefits of the new shared use footway / cycleway provision, it is important that vegetation does not overhang, obstruct or cause danger to roads and footways. To support the work that Buckinghamshire Council already carries out with regards vegetation clearance, we encourage that all residents take responsibility to ensure that vegetation from private properties adjacent to roads and footways is kept off of the public highway. For more information please refer to Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980.
Footway Widening Works - Worlds End Lane to Halton Lane From 26 January footway widening works began on the stretch of shared use footway / cycleway between the Worlds End Lane junction and the Halton Lane junction. Once completed the new shared use footway / cycleway will be approximately 3 metres wide allowing pedestrians and cyclists to safely pass one another. These works are projected to be completed by the weekend (05 February).
To avoid removal of an existing mature tree at the gateway into Wendover the width of the new shared use footway / cycleway has been narrowed.
Anticipated Future Construction Timeline (subject to weather and other unforeseen circumstances that may have an adverse impact on construction activities) Amber Way Improvements (Halton Lane - Castle Park Road): Monday 07 February - Saturday 19 February From Monday 07 February works will commence on the stretch of footway between Halton Lane and Castle Park Road. Please note that there will be some footway closures and traffic management on the carriageway to undertake these works. Where footways have been closed, pedestrians diversion routes will be in operation. Earlier this week, residents directly adjacent to the footway on the northern side of the carriageway were sent a letter informing them of the works.
School Access: Monday 14 February - Friday 25 February This will comprise of footway widening / surfacing works and carriageway repairs along Wharf Road. Please note that there will be some footway closures and traffic management on the carriageway to undertake these works. Where footways have been closed, pedestrians diversion routes will be in operation. Station Access: Monday 21 March - Thursday 14 April This will comprise of signing and lining along the route, including reconstruction of the steps at the end of Coombe Avenue. Working times: Footway 08:00 - 16:00 Carriageway: 09:30 - 15:30 There will be some occasions when construction works will be undertaken on Saturdays (08:00 - 16:00) as well as weekdays. We have a dedicated mailbox for this project at firstname.lastname@example.org and we welcome emails and queries about the scheme, or you can email if you wish to unsubscribe from this bulletin list. You can also contact the Highways Infrastructure Team on 0300 131 6000. Latest news on the Wendover Cycleway Improvements project is available at our project webpage, which will be kept up to date as the project progresses. Some questions asked during the public consultation have been answered in the Consultation Response Document.