A4130 Bix improvement scheme going to plan

The dual carriageway section of resurfacing is due to be complete by mid-September. The contractors will then continue to resurface and reconstruct the carriageway at the tie-in sections at Bix Village and the Fair Mile. Both sections will be worked on simultaneously under two-way temporary traffic signals. The width restrictions at Nettlebed and the Fair Mile will remain in force during this work.

Some delays may be experienced during peak traffic times and the county council is asking road users to plan their journeys in advance if possible and allow extra time.

During the resurfacing on the Fair Mile, the B480 Lower Assendon junction will be subject to an off-peak closure from 9am to 5pm to enable the works to be undertaken safely. The junction will be open to traffic outside of these hours. Traffic needing access to Lower Assendon will be diverted via the B481 at Nettlebed and B480 and vice versa.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “I am pleased to be able to report that work is going well and that everything looks really good on the dual carriageway section.

“The contractors will shortly move on to the next phase and, as with any change on the road, there could be disruption for people.

“As always, the advice is to plan ahead and possibly vary your journey times to avoid the morning and evening peaks if you can. The good news is that once the work is finished people will be able to enjoy a high quality road, without the need for major work, for many years to come.”