HS2: A4010 Plan

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 2017.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe 12:00 am, 23rd February 2017

When HS2 Ltd plans to produce a route management improvement and safety plan for the A4010.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

HS2 Ltd anticipates that draft route management improvement and safety plans, including that for Buckinghamshire covering the A4010, will be available for discussion and consultation with highway authorities in March.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

That is great news. I am glad that the people of Wycombe, Aylesbury and Buckingham will have an opportunity to scrutinise this essential emergency route. Will my hon. Friend take steps to enhance the safety of the route?

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Safety is critical as we go into the delivery phase of HS2. As a result of the petitioning process, the Secretary of State has committed to contributing £480,000 for permanent safety measures along the A4010 and A4129 in Buckinghamshire. The Government have also created a £30 million road safety fund for HS2, the details of which we will be announcing very shortly.