V4 Pedestrian Crossings
The Western Expansion Area (WEA) is situated between Crownhill and Stony Stratford.
Once completed it will include 6,550 new homes, employment land, green open spaces and parks, a main street with retail and leisure units and schools.
Occupation of homes in the Western Expansion Area (Whitehouse and Fairfields) began late in 2015 and is now increasing rapidly. However there were no safe pedestrian crossing facilities across the grid roads. A toucan crossing is now in operation between Fairfields and Fullers Slade. The pedestrian crossing schemes are part of the urgent work to provide safe pedestrian and cyclists crossings in the Western Expansion Area.
Junction 24 (Randall Avenue), H4 Dansteed Way, between Whitehouse and Crownhill
This includes the construction of a roundabout and toucan crossing and will bring back the bus stop on the Whitehouse side of the road.
We commenced construction of the roundabout on Monday 18 February 2019. The current construction programme runs until 10th May 2019 (12 weeks).
The works will require a full road closure but the access to the crematorium and Hendrix Drive, Crownhill will remain open.
The diversion route is via V3 Fulmer Street, H5 Portway and V4 Watling Street (PDF, 773KB). Advanced warning signs will go on site the week of 28 January 2019.We will do everything possible to limit the time of full closure required, and construct the works as quickly as possible to minimise disruption in the area.
Junction 25 Whitehouse Underpass, V4 Watling Street, between Whitehouse and Two Mile Ash
The General Arrangement (PDF, 395KB) plan shows the location of the underpass.
It anticipated that the construction works will commence between late June to December 2019. This is a major engineering project with many major services and utilities which will be required to be diverted. Anglian Water will also be constructing a new pipeline along the V4 from the H3 to H4. We are also working with L&Q Estates (previously known as Gallagher Estates) to support the next phase of Western Expansion Area.
To enable the works, the road between Crownhill roundabout (H4) and Fairways roundabout (H3) will be closed. The current redway between this stretch will also be diverted. However, there may be preliminary works before the road closure.
- V4 Pedestrian Crossing Closures and Diversions (PDF, 840KB)
- Redway Diversion (PDF, 203KB)
- Crownhill Roundabout Detail (no. CR210119C) (PDF, 141KB)
- Fairways Roundabout Detail (no.CR20119B) (PDF, 140KB)
These will be reviewed throughout the works to minimise any disruption.
Further updates of the construction programme including the road closure will be published on this webpage.
Junction 4 of the V4 Watling Street – Kiln Farm Roundabout between Fullers Slade and Fairfields
The permanent pedestrian crossing on the V4 Watling Street is now complete and in use.
Junction 26 of the V4, Watling Street (Between High St, Two Mile Ash and Whitehouse)
The council noted the fully funded developer approved design at junction 26 of the V4 Watling Street on 2 October 2018
Last Updated: 15 May 2019