Drivers advised that Stoke Hammond bypass will be closed for the next two weekends

Mark Shaw meeting some of the Eurovia Surfacing crew who will work on Stoke Hammond bypass
Mark Shaw meeting some of the Eurovia Surfacing crew who will work on Stoke Hammond bypass

The Stoke Hammond and Western Linslade bypass (A4146) will be closed to all traffic for the next two weekends due to surfacing work being rescheduled.

Buckinghamshire County Council has announced today (Monday) that the schedule needed revising because unforeseen ground conditions required some additional work.

The closure this weekend, from 7pm on Friday, September 7, to 6am on Monday, September 10, will allow roundabout resurfacing to be completed.

The following weekend, from 7pm on Friday, September 14, to 6am on Monday, September 17, the bypass will close to allow plant and equipment to be transferred from northbound to southbound carriageway.

From Monday, September 17, to Sunday, October 7, the southbound (towards Wing) carriageway will close completely for teams to remove and replace surface material. The northbound (towards Milton Keynes) carriageway will reopen.

Provisionally, there will be a northbound and southbound closure for one night on Friday, September 28, to paint road markings at the Soulbury and Chelmscote roundabouts.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: “I’m pleased our teams are making good progress with the resurfacing scheme.

“Inevitably, with a project of such magnitude, rescheduling is a possibility to make the best use of time and resources, and I’m very grateful to those who use the bypass for their patience and understanding.”