Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Work starts on Toucan Crossing

Work to install a Toucan pedestrian crossing on the A41 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, starts on Monday October 6.

The crossing, near Jackson Road, which will cater for bikes and pedestrians, includes a 50 metre (54 yard) stretch of shared cycleway and footpath. It will link with the cycleway on the opposite side to Dickens Way.

Work should be finished by October 31, and includes 'no waiting at any time' restrictions to ensure visibility for westbound traffic approaching the crossing.

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) says that during installation two-way traffic will be maintained during work hours between 7.30am and 4pm, and that night-time work, starting at 7pm will be kept to a minimum.

It's envisaged that, depending on the weather, night time work will be done on October 8, 22 and 23, and TfB will need a further one-night closure in November to lay high friction surfacing.

During night time work the entrances to Dickens Way and Jackson Road will be closed.

The crossing is being funded through the ALUTS (Aylesbury Land Use and Transportation Strategy), secured by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Full details of the project can be found at