Reopening of Stoke Hammond Bypass scheduled for Monday

Mark Shaw, roadside briefing from contractors, Stoke Hammond bypass Photo by Buckinghamshire County Council.
Mark Shaw, roadside briefing from contractors, Stoke Hammond bypass Photo by Buckinghamshire County Council.

The reopening of the Stoke Hammond Bypass has been scheduled for 6am on Monday, October 8.

Contractors expect to complete road markings and installation of reflective studs on the Wing-bound carriageway by Sunday, October 7, having resurfaced the five-mile length of these lanes during the past four weeks.

Mark Shaw, visit to surfacing crew, Stoke Hammond bypass. Photo by Buckinghamshire County Council

Mark Shaw, visit to surfacing crew, Stoke Hammond bypass. Photo by Buckinghamshire County Council

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the £4.5 million eight-week surfacing programme had been an enormous logistical and technical engineering project - one of the county’s biggest road resurfacing schemes in recent years.

Work on the bypass begun on Monday, August 13, with the resurfacing of the five-mile northbound (Milton Keynes-bound) carriageway.

Mark said: “We were aiming at a Sunday reopening, but there was a hiccup in the regular supply of surfacing material, which means we’ll be a little later with painting road markings and installing reflective studs.

“It’s in the interests of everyone’s safety that we reopen a little later than planned, and I apologise for any inconvenience.”