Repairs are coming (in a roundabout way) after rethink

Views of broken roundabout on Oxford Road opposite Aylesbury College
Views of broken roundabout on Oxford Road opposite Aylesbury College

Repairs to a grot spot have been delayed because the work is to be more extensive than first thought.

The roundabout outside Aylesbury College has been damaged for more than four years, but after being approached by the Bucks Herald in February the county council said it had plans to fix it this month.

However, the work has now been postponed until August.

This is because rather than putting new blocks round the side, the council is to reduce the roundabout’s height and install three bollards to stop lorries making U-turns or running over it.

To do this, the Oxford Road bus lane will be suspended, which takes six weeks to obtain permission.

The work will take place during the school holidays when the roads are quieter.

Rosemary Bryant, Transport for Bucks’ transformation manager, said: “The TfB [Transport for Bucks] local area technician has made a site visit and is mindful that the damage was caused by vehicles, lorries in particular, striking it when carrying out U-turns. We do not wish to repair the roundabout in order for it to be hit again.”

A two-way traffic light is to be installed while the work takes place. The work is expected to take up to two weeks to complete but the cost is unknown.