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Major Roadworks in Ivinghoe - April 2019 - Update

By IPC Ivinghoe Parish Council

Friday, 29 March 2019


Ivinghoe Parish Council Contributor


The major roadworks in the centre of Ivinghoe will be going ahead, starting Saturday 6th April 2019.

Ivinghoe Parish Council has held a meeting with Anglian Water to ascertain the full extent of the works and the effects that they will have on local residents and businesses.

Anglian Water are to complete some major water quality works in the centre of Ivinghoe from 6th – 18th April 2019. However, there will be some preparation starting on Friday 5th April.

This is the third attempt by AW to complete the works over the last 18months, both previous times they have attempted with and without traffic lights. On both occasions it proved unsafe for the workers with the amount and size of the traffic using the junction.

The Plan

Friday 5th April 2019

The parking area in front of the church will NOT be available for use from mid afternoon and through the night. The area will be coned off. Access to the bus stop will remain open. Please ensure that no vehicles are parked here during this period as it will have a detrimental effect on the roadworks.

Saturday 6th April – Thursday 18th April 2019

The road junction outside the Kings Head/Church will be closed off on a 24-hour road closure. Please refer to the map of central Ivinghoe which shows the area to be closed. There will be NO motorised vehicle access through the roadworks for the whole period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained.

How the Road Closure will affect residents and businesses

All Businesses and Shops Will Be Open As Usual

  • The roadworks are to be completed on the High Street between the Kings Head Restaurant and Windmill Close.

  • The works will necessitate the closure of the road and the junction, meaning that High Street, Station Road and Church Road will be closed to THROUGH traffic only. High Street, Station Road and Church Road will remain open for ACCESS to residents, businesses, etc. as far as the roadworks closure and no further.

For Ivinghoe residents/businesses on High Street and the roads off, plus Pitstone residents/businesses of Marsworth Road between the roundabout and school, plus all the roads off. Access will only be available from the roundabout in Pitstone. See map.

For residents/businesses on Station Road in Ivinghoe, Ford End and Great Gap, plus all the roads off. Access will only be available via the B488 Horton Road from the Cheddington Turn. See map.

For residents/businesses on Church Road, Ivinghoe, plus all roads off. Access will only be via B488 Church Road from the Handpost junction with the B489. See map.

Please do not attempt to remove any roadworks barriers to drive through, even if it looks safe to do so, it may not be. It is also an offence to remove/tamper with roadworks barriers.

  • A pedestrian footway will be maintained past the works area adjacent to The Lawn. Cyclists will be allowed to use this footway, please dismount and push your cycle along the pedestrian way.

  • AW have arranged a diversion route, but basically anyone wanting to drive from one side of Ivinghoe to the other will need to travel via the diversion.

  • Bus services will be on divert, for the 61/61A/50 bus services, Ivinghoe residents and Pitstone residents off Marsworth Road will need to catch the bus from Pitstone Memorial Hall during the period of the works. Please see attached bus diversion notice. For residents finding difficulty in accessing the bus, but need to get to urgent health appointments, there is the Pitstone Community Car Scheme available.

  • The roadworks have been timed so that schools and school bus routes are not affected.

  • Bin collections – AVDC are aware of the road closure and bins should be collected normally. Should any bins be missed, please report to AVDC Missed Bins.

  • Access to the church will be via the pedestrian gates in Church Road only, the main gate by the memorial will be within the works area and not available for use. Some church services are subject to change, please refer to church notices either at the church or in the Parish Magazine.

  • If parking on any road adjacent to the roadworks, please leave space to allow other vehicles to manoeuvre and turn. Please do not block footpaths, there must be a minimum of 1m of room on the footpath to allow safe passage for prams, wheelchairs, etc. bearing in mind that during the works period there is a likelihood that there will be a greater number of pedestrians.

  • AW have said that there are no plans to turn off the water supply during the works. However, they might have to and in that circumstance they will give plenty of notice.

As and when we have any further information we will make it available here.

Contact Information

Mrs Bridget Knight - Parish Clerk

Find Ivinghoe Parish Council

Ivinghoe Parish Council, Town Hall, High Street, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9EP