New M40 noise barriers: find out more

M40 motorway
Date(s):
30 June, 2017
Time:
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:
Wycombe Leisure Centre
Contact:

For further details and to keep up to date about the project, visit www.highways.gov.uk/m40-junction-3-to-8.

If you have any further queries about the project, please email  M40noise@highwaysengland.co.uk.

A £5 million plan to cut traffic noise for many people living along an 11.5 mile section of the M40 in Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire is now on show. Information about the project including the proposed nature and exact location of the barriers is available online now at www.highways.gov.uk/m40-junction-3-to-8 and a public information event where people will be able to talk to the project team, will take place on 30 June between 1pm and 8pm at Wycombe Leisure Centre, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, HP11 1UP.

Highways England will install new noise reducing barriers at eight locations along the M40 between Loudwater (near junction 3 of the motorway) and Stokenchurch (near junction 5) in Buckinghamshire.

The noise reduction barriers will be installed at the following locations:

  • Stokenchurch
  • Wheeler End/Lane End
  • Booker Cressex
  • Daws Lea
  • Flackwell Heath
  • Loudwater
  • Wooburn Moor (north)
  • Wooburn Moor (south)

Highways England project manager David Owen said: "These new barriers will help to cut traffic noise for many people living in these eight locations. Together with the resurfacing work that we have already completed, they should bring real improvements for communities along the M40.

"We have been working hard with our partners to make sure that the plans will deliver the most benefit for the greatest number of people, and we’re now able to share our plans with people locally and answer their questions. This is a great opportunity to find out more before we start work, both online and in person, so please visit our website and come and see us on 30 June."

The proposals have been developed by Highways England in partnership with the M40 Chiltern Environmental Group (M40 CEG), Wycombe District Council and South Oxfordshire District Council.