Residents of Old Amersham were informed by Buckinghamshire Highways that road works will commence on Monday, September 4, and construction workers will be on site from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day of the working week.
In a letter delivered to locals by post, Buckinghamshire Highways specified that the works will run between Church Street and Mill Lane. Multi-way traffic lights will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project is complete.
The planned works aim to resolve long-standing drainage issues that have affected Old Town for many years.
Information signs will be placed on site prior to the commencement of work, with up-to-date dates and projected durations.
Gordon Johnstone, Project Manager at Buckinghamshire Highways, stated: “Every effort will be made to maintain access for residents, although there may be times when it is not safe to do so.” Amersham Town Council is in communication with Buckinghamshire Highways in order to ascertain more information.
Cllr Mark Roberts also contacted the team to find out whether the planned works would affect Heritage Day on September 10 or the Charter Fair on September 19 and 20. Buckinghamshire Highways appeared not to know that either event was happening this month, but later promised that neither would be disrupted.
Cllr Roberts told AmershamNews that this was the third time that Buckinghamshire Highways had planned road works at inconvenient times, so to clash with long-standing community events. He hopes that communication channels between Buckinghamshire Council and Amersham Town Council can be strengthened in the future in order to avoid similar mishaps again unfolding.
For those wishing to find out more, the letter from Buckinghamshire Highways that was circulated amongst residents of Old Town has been uploaded to the Amersham Society website.