Breakthrough with High Wycombe's new route through town
The final section of High Wycombe's Alternative Route through the town is now open.
The short section of road - Suffield Hill - has been built by Inland Homes as part of its its Centre Square residential and commercial development on the town's old gasworks site. It now links Desborough Road and Suffield Road for through traffic between West Wycombe Road and Marlow Hill.
The new junction connecting Suffield Hill to Desborough Road has been designed with a right-turn ban to allow traffic to flow smoothly, keeping speeds slow and steady.
Suffield Hill is last part of the Alternative Route through the town. Construction started four years ago with the creation of a junction connecting Westbourne Street with West Wycombe Road.
The penultimate stretch, from Marlow Hill junction along Queen Alexandra Road to the beginning of Suffield Road, was completed in October last year.
All sections of the Alternative Route, which runs for just over half a mile and cost £9.2 million, have been designed to a slow-and-steady brief, with narrowed traffic lanes, central reservation, new pavements and road surfacing.
The Alternative Route scheme - part of High Wycombe Masterplan - is a joint project between Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership.