Changes to one-way system in Cressex

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Revisions to the temporary one-way traffic system in Cressex Road, High Wycombe, are being introduced today (Monday, 8 April), following a trial allowing vehicles to travel westbound only.

The trial was introduced at the Cressex Link junction on 18 March, while work progresses on the improvement scheme there, to ease flows from the neighbouring business park through neighbouring roads, and create more room for traffic to move. 

As an additional safety measure Cressex Road will be closed to eastbound traffic from the Booker Turnpike (New Road) roundabout. This is necessary owing to reports of drivers ignoring 'road closed' signs and travelling eastwards through the westbound-only restriction at Cressex Link junction.

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The revisions will remain in place until junction improvement work is complete towards the end of May.

From Tuesday (23 April) until Sunday (28 April) the Cressex Link junction will close between 7pm and 6am, to allow road resurfacing, white lining and traffic light cabling installation. 

David Johncock, Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council, said: "It is regrettable but we’ve had to put in extra safety measures on the Cressex project after a couple of avoidable traffic incidents.  These measures are necessary for the safety of our contractors as well as for motorists and pedestrians especially the local school children.   However, we will continue working with contractors and the highway authority to get these roadworks done in the quickest and safest way possible. Please bear with us during the works and follow the temporary signs.”

Background notes

For clarity:

  • West of Cressex Link, Cressex Road is now one-way only towards Booker Turnpike (New Road) roundabout. 
  • East of Cressex Link, Cressex Road remains two-way up to the Link junction. 
  • Only Westbound traffic can pass through the Cressex Link junction.