Monday, 12 February 2018

What a relief (road)

What a relief!
New relief road between the A355/Maxwell Road and Wilton Park on land to the east of Beaconsfield*

See map at bottom of this Post.

(Ground where people currently roam, walk and enjoy the countryside)

The shock of the new
The road is proposed to be single carriageway, 10-15m wide, designed to Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standards for 40mph roads. The development includes a 3m wide shared cycleway/pedestrian path on the western side of the new road and a crossing for pedestrians and cyclists where the new road meets the existing Public Right of Way*

Construction is due to commence in 2018 with an approximate 8-month construction period. The new road is proposed to be open in 2019.


Lots of lights: 
A total of 19 new LED lighting columns are proposed for the new roundabout junction at the northern end of the road, with amendments to the existing lighting columns along the A355 Amersham Road in proximity to the new roundabout. *

Lots of noise:
During the operational phase of the development there would be significant residual effects on landscape and visual receptors, i.e. users of the Public Rights of Way and residual noise effects on properties on Maxwell Road and A40/Burnham Avenue. *

Reasons to be grateful:
This will:
Provide high quality transport improvements required to support and facilitate sustainable housing and employment growth in Beaconsfield as identified in the South Bucks Core Strategy
Manage identified congestion hotspots and maintain or improve the reliability of journey times on the A355; and
Iimprove [sic] connectivity and access between key centres and the strategic road network. *

Italics denotes * from Buckinghamshire County Council Application Number: CC/65/16

The white line is where the 'Relief' road is going 

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