October 24th, 2008
Information is Courtesy of the Bucks Herald newspaper
THREE main roads in Aylesbury will be closed to traffic from 8pm to 5.30 am for several weeks from Monday.
Friarage Road, Great Western Street and Walton Street will be closed to traffic from October 27 to November 14 to allow essential road resurfacing work connected with the Aylesbury transport hub to take place. The road closures will be in force between 8pm and 5.30am Monday to Friday only. Friarage Road will be closed between the two Station way roundabouts, access to Market Square and the area around the Civic Centre during the road closures will be via Buckingham Street. Fully signed diversion routes will be in place.
Buses will be unable to access the bus station while roads are closed, therefore bus departures after 8pm are transferred to Exchange Street except routes Water Rider WR6 and Green Route 4 – which have their last buses departing at 8.07pm and 8.10pm respectively. Normal daytime services will resume each morning at the bus station in time for regular morning services. Notices will be displayed on site and passengers should check these but the bus services affected (with their Exchange Street bus stop number) are:
Silver Rider SR1, Fairford Leys – E3
Blue Route 2, Bedgrove/Haydon Hill -E1
Red Route 9, Walton Court/S.M.Hospital – E3
61/61A, Ivinghoe – E2
Line 280, Thame / Oxford – E2
Line 300, P.Risboro/High Wycombe – E2
The taxi rank in Walton Street will generally operate as normal and the disabled parking spaces outside the library will be unaffected – although access to these areas will be subject to the same road closures and associated diversions after 8pm. All exclusively noisy work will end by 11pm.
Anne James, Service Manager for Strategic Transport Services, said: "We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but have tried to minimise disruption by keeping necessary road closures to the evening and nighttime. This is a complex project and some disruption is inevitable, however these changes will make a massive difference to Aylesbury town centre."