Busy Milton Keynes road gets '˜more dangerous by the day'

A councillor is calling for urgent action to make one of MK's busiest roads safer for drivers and residents.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 10:35 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:05 am

The narrow Buckingham Road in Bletchley is getting more dangerous by the day, says Labour councillor Elaine Wales.

“In recent years traffic volumes have risen dramatically. The traffic at the Sherwood Drive roundabout is huge because of the access to the Bletchley train station and Bletchley Park,” she said.

Elaine is calling for traffic lights at the roundabout at the junction of Sherwood Drive and Buckingham Road.

She is also asking for a zebra crossing outside Tesco and the Three Trees pub to make it safer for pedestrians – including Lord Grey school pupils, to cross the road.

“We need immediate action to make Buckingham Road safer,” she said.

An independent traffic review pointed to a 110 per cent increase in traffic in the area, says councillor Elaine Wales, who is also pushing to secure funding for the Bletchley Southern by-pass.

On March 9, MK councillors deferred the planning application for Salden Chase, a proposed development of almost 2,000 homes. This would drastically increase traffic in Bletchley, says Elaine.