Welcome to our latest bulletin provides local residents and businesses with up to date information on the Wendover Cycleways project. 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 on the works that have been completed this week, along with information on what works are planned for the next couple of weeks, including improvements being made to the steps which link Coombe Avenue and the railway station car park.
Works Recently Completed
Red High Friction Surfacing and White Lining at Side Road Junctions The photos below show the new surface at the red high friction surfacing at the Grenville Avenue and Victory Road junctions. In line with the new highway code, with pedestrians and cyclists having priority crossing side-road junctions, contractors have removed the give-way brickwork at the end of each side-road junction and painted additional give-way markings either side of the red surfacing. Please note, some of the side road junctions between Halton Lane and Wharf Road still require the red surfacing and white lining to be painted onto the carriageway. This outstanding work is due to be completed during w/c 11 April. More information on the changes to the highway code can be found via this link: The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Footway Surfacing along Wharf Road
To enable cyclists to re-join the footway along Wharf Road, the footway has been widened and resurfaced as shown in the picture below. There is a small lighting column (on the left side of the below photo), which still requires its electricity supply to be disconnected. Once completed the column can then be removed. This work is expected to be completed within 6 to 8 weeks. After this work has been completed, the remaining section of footway will be surfaced. A date to complete the resurfacing has yet to be confirmed.
Cycleway Symbols along Dobbins Lane and Coombe Avenue During w/c 28 March the lining crew were busy painting cycleway markings onto the carriageway along Dobbins Lane and Coombe Avenue to inform road users that these roads form part of the recommended cycle route linking the end of the Amber Way cycleway along Aylesbury Road to the Railway Station.
Cycleway Symbols in the Railway Station Car Park In addition to the cycleway markings along Dobbins Line and Coombe Avenue, the lining crew also added cycleway markings to the railway station car park, which will link the route between the railway station and Coombe Avenue. Like other road users, cyclists will be directed to follow the one-way system in the car park (see photo on the left below). Whilst the crew were present, they refreshed some of the wording in the car park.
Works to be undertaken w/c 04 April and w/c 11 April
Lining and Red High Friction Surfacing and White Lining
Contractors will be back during w/c 11 April to complete the red high friction surfacing and white lining across the remaining side road junctions. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, this work wasn't completed during w/c 28 March, as originally programmed.
Once the cycleway signs have been delivered to site, they will be erected at various points across the scheme. This work is expected to be carried out during w/c 11 April. No traffic management will be required to erect the new signs or remove the existing ones.
Coombe Avenue Steps
From Monday 04 April contractors will commence work upgrading the steps that lead from the end of Coombe Avenue up to the rear of the railway station car park. These works are expected to take 2 weeks and will be carried out between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Whilst the works are being undertaken, materials will be stored in the railway station car park and a van will be parked along Coombe Avenue at the foot of the steps.
Whilst works are being undertaken, access to and from the back of the railway station car park will be prohibited. Instead, we ask pedestrians to access the railway station car park via the public footpath that runs along Forest Close.
Once completed, the new 1.6m wide staircase will provide an improved walking and cycling facility, with the provision of additional handrails along with a cycle ramp to allow cyclists to push their bicycles up and down the steps. Lighting will also be improved by the inclusion of solar studs, which will be installed at intervals along the full length of the new staircase.
A plan of the steps can be found on the project webpage.
Anticipated Construction Working Times
Working times: Footway 08:00 - 16:00 Carriageway: 09:30 - 15:30
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.