Last chance for funds to offset HS2 chaos

Applications are now being invited for road safety scheme funding in Bucks.

About £600k is being made available in 2024 from the county’s share of the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

This was allocated by the Department for Transport in recognition of likely disruption to communities impacted by the volume and impact of heavy traffic associated with major construction works, such as the HS2 project.

As a result of the release of the first two tranches of this fund in 2021 and 2022, Buckinghamshire Council has already put in place 22 road safety schemes, with a further four scheduled this year and an additional four currently being considered.

This will be the third and final tranche of the allocated funding and applications are invited from now until 31 July. View the council’s HS2 Fund webpage for information on fund criteria, guidance for applicants and an online application form.

Councillor Steven Broadbent, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: ‘The HS2 Road Safety Fund has contributed to making more of Buckinghamshire’s roads safer for all users.

‘This last tranche of funds is expected to be in high demand, so schemes to be funded will be carefully selected to benefit the communities that have been most significantly impacted by HS2 construction and to maximise long-term road safety enhancements across the county.

‘We want as many communities affected by the impact of HS2 construction as possible to benefit, so I urge them to apply.’

Info:
Email HS2roadsafetyfund@buckinghamshire.gov.uk with any queries or for information.

Pictured:
Steven Broadbent with a road crew in 2022.