A community information event was held this week to listen to views about extensive drainage works planned at Huntley, as well as other works on the A40.
Information boards outlining proposals for the significant scheme were on display and Agency officials attended the event at the Red Lion pub to answer questions and listen to concerns of local businesses, residents and road user.
Highways Agency Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove, said:
We are making a substantial investment in the A40 in the future and we are fully aware of the importance of this route to the local community and businesses.
The schemes we are looking at include essential drainage works, resurfacing, improvements at Over Roundabout and geotechnical work at Huntley bends.
Keeping disruption to a minimum is of the utmost importance to us and that is why we are doing everything we can to engage with the local community, stakeholders and drivers before plans are finalised and any works are scheduled.
Today’s information event was part of that consultation process and we will be carefully evaluating all the feedback that we receive before making any final decisions.
Drainage improvements are needed between the junction with the A4136 at Forest Gate and approximately 100 metres east of Tithe Farm Lane.
The main aim of the scheme is to fit larger drainage pipes to increase capacity and prevent water damaging the road surface and reduce the risk of water running off into to nearby properties. Resurfacing works are also being planned on this section of the A40 to minimise disruption to road users in the future.
Details of the A40 improvement programme will be announced next year.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.