Reopening of Stoke Hammond Bypass scheduled for Monday

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

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 12:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 2:24 pm
Mark Shaw, roadside briefing from contractors, Stoke Hammond bypass Photo by Buckinghamshire County Council.

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

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.”