Friday, 26 June 2015

Roadworks about to start - Hughenden Avenue

Notification of works
Works are due to commence on Hughenden Avenue on the 29 June related to the new spine road. The following work is scheduled to take place:

Hughenden Avenue
A four-way signal-controlled junction will be constructed linking Bellfield Road to Hughenden Avenue and Hughenden Avenue to Coates Lane.
The eastbound approach lane to the west of the new junction will be widened to accommodate a bus stop with the existing footpath realigned to the north accommodating underground services diversion works.
The existing central refuge is to be removed and relocated to the east of the junction and a controlled pedestrian crossing will be constructed to the west of the junction. New street lighting will be installed.
The condition of the existing carriageway surface is currently being reviewed and a decision on the extent of necessary reconstruction will be made once this is considered.

Traffic Management
Works on Hughenden Avenue will generally be completed under restricted hours working, 09:30 to 15:30 Monday to Friday for 6 weeks, using temporary 2-way signal control.

From 3 August, carriageway reconstruction works will be undertaken which may require periods of 24-hour temporary signals operation and/or road closures. A further update will be issued prior to this work with more details.

Estimated dates/duration
Works in Hughenden Avenue will commence on the South verge from 29 June 2015 for 6 weeks. No road closures will be in place - work will be undertaken using traffic signals.

Reconstruction works to include the North verge and both lanes of the carriageway will commence from 3 August 2015 over 8 weeks. Details of any road closures associated with this will be issued in due course.

This is a Wycombe District Council project, with Buckinghamshire County Council coordinating the work as highway authority. More information on this scheme can be found here:

Night-time road closures announced as work continues on Town Centre Masterplan

The High Wycombe Masterplan road redevelopment is progressing well since it started on 21 May this year, with work continuing on the Westbourne Street section of the plan.

In order to allow major carriageway works on the A40 to be completed as quickly as possible, an overnight road closure will come into effect along the A40 from the A40 Pastures / Desborough Avenue Junction to Abbey Way / A4128 Arch Way Roundabout. The closure will take place from 19:00 to 06:00 every night from 29 June to 7 August. To aid with traffic flows across High Wycombe during the closure, a diversion route will be put in place, which is Desborough Avenue – Marlow Road – A4010 Marlow Hill – Abbey Way – A4128 Arch Way – Peter Knoll Way – Bellfield Road.

Variable message signs are in operation across High Wycombe to advise drivers of the temporary arrangements. Weekly bulletins, Twitter and website updates are also being used to inform residents and encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance.

The County Council's priority is to ensure that this development is ready as soon as possible, but would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused while works are underway.

As part of the construction works, further road closures are expected in future, and more information will be made available at the earliest opportunity.

For more information regarding the Masterplan, see the County Council website

Friday, 19 June 2015

Could you be our next apprentice?

We need apprentices!!

Please forward on to any school leavers or anyone you think would be interested. These apprenticeships are a really good opportunity to get into the workplace and learn a skill, so it's definitely worth investigating if you know someone who is unsure about their next step!

Ringway Jacobs is a leading UK provider of integrated services for highway maintenance and management. We work with our clients to plan, programme and deliver highly efficient services. We are now looking for Apprentices for our Transport for Buckinghamshire contract.

Highways maintenance apprentices,
Street lighting apprentices,
Civil engineering apprentices and
Business Administration apprentices are being sought.

Applicants must be hard working, enthusiastic, enjoy working outside and able to work in a team environment. An independent character is essential as the role may involve short periods staying away from home.

The programme covers all aspects of the chosen discipline through a combination of college based class room delivery and on site experience with a full apprenticeship framework qualification. The scheme runs for 2 years and includes a salary of £5.12 per hour and a 40 hour working week

To apply please forward your current CV outlining which apprenticeship you would like to be considered for to

To see the advert, visit

Closing date 17th July