Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WEDS 9th MARCH | Flooding in Buckingham and surrounding areas

Last updated:  11.05am 10/03/2016

Following heavy rain last night and today (09/02/2016) the river Great Ouse in Buckingham has swelled in several places, causing flooding in some roads.

Current roads affected | All reported closed and/or impassable. Please avoid if possible, and drive with caution. As at 11.05am 10/03/2016

- Main St, Beechampton NOW REOPENED
- Dadford Road, Dadford village centre
- A413 Lillingstone Road, Lillingstone Lovell, before St Nicholas Road turning
- Several roads in: Lillingstone Lovell, Leckhampstead, Deanshanger
- Lee Road, Quainton junction with Claydon Road, NOW REOPENED
- Cattleford Bends, A422 between Thornton and Leckhampstead, NOW REOPENED

Awaiting further information as at 11.05am 10/03/16.

Public Transport Affected

Please check before you travel, particularly on the X5 and 60/X60 routes which were affected yesterday.

Check the nextBus real time site for live info, searchable by location or bus route: 

A421 Planned Closure:

In an effort to ease congestion caused by impassable, flooded roads, the planned overnight closure of the A421 Bletchley Road was CANCELLED last night.

Weather permitting, the A421 will close at 19.00 tonight (10/03/16) for overnight surfacing works.

Forecast and Outlook:

The outcomes for Buckingham are a predicted increase of 20-25cm extra topping out at around 1.60-1.65m. After this peak the river levels should drop. – From Environment Agency Teleconference, 15.20 09/03/2016.

Weather overnight forecast to include light rain. Tomorrow (10/03/2016) currently forecast to be dry. 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Notice of works: A418 Bierton Road, Aylesbury

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out carriageway reconstruction and surfacing work from 7th March for three weeks, along the A418 Bierton Road between (approximately) 100m north of the junction with Manor Road, and 30m north of the Tindal Road junction.

The reconstruction work will be carried out using 24 hours-a-day, temporary traffic signals, which will be manually controlled during peak hours to minimise delays to traffic.

The final resurfacing work will be undertaken during a full overnight road closure for one night, between 19:00 and 06:00 hrs.

Transport for Buckinghamshire have liaised with staff involved with the delivery of the Stocklake Link scheme, and between both parties agreement has been sought to carry out this work before Easter to ensure carriageway defects are rectified before Bierton Road is used as a diversion route during Stocklake construction works.      

To coincide with the work along Bierton Road, we will also take the opportunity to resurface a short section of carriageway that has begun to show signs of failure at the entrance to Elmhurst Road from the Bierton Road/Douglas Road roundabout. This work will be will also be carried out under a full overnight road closure, which will be in operation between 19:00 and 06:00 for one night.

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