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Welcome to the March - May edition of the Highways and Transport Newsletter. Due to the recent local council elections this edition has been delayed in being published and so we've included news items from early May as well.

 

In the run up to elections a 'purdah' period is in place which regulates the messages that can be circulated to ensure there is no political advantage.

 

There is a new feature on the Highways and Transport Hub web page which includes the majority of planned works taking place this year across MK. This register also includes items like road closures for events like the marathon or local festivals.

 

It does not include all works and some may be reschedule due to factors like poor weather conditions however it is a useful tool to see what will be happening in your local area throughout the year.

 

To view the spreadsheet click here

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bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Repairing road defects
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Round up of works
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Street Lighting - updates
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Soap Box Derby CMK 2018
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Other road works
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image What the Highways team do
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Half Term Family Fun!
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Illegal signage on the highway
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Council Plan 2016-2020 - highways proposals
bullet left bullet right spacer image spacer image Swans River Bridge
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In This Issue
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tag spacer image spacer imageRepairing road defects spacer image spacer image
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Information about how potholes are formed and how the Council's Highways team inspect, plan and repair them. After a prolonged period of very cold weather, potholes have appeared more noticeably this year on MK's roads. Additional funding has been set aside to make more repairs to the road network.


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Here's just some of the types of repairs and maintenance work the highway team and service provider Ringway have been carrying out across the last few weeks. This does not include programmed work such as street lighting or major resurfacing projects but includes pothole repairs.


You can also check what works are scheduled in for the next few months on our website 


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The LED conversion continues across MK along with routine maintenance and ongoing repairs and cost-effective changes to the 58,000 street lights and other illuminated items the Council is responsible for.


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The Soap Box Derby event is gathering pace with a number of teams already signed up to race on Saturday 16 June along Midsummer Boulevard in CMK!


The course and obstacles has now been revealed so you can see what the teams have to prepare for


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Soap box
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bullet A5 leaflet (PDF, 240KB)
bullet Obstacle course (JPG, 135KB)
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There are a number of schemes taking place across the road network in addition to the reactive road repairs and maintenance works. Here's a round up of what's been happening across MK recently...


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There are a number of sub teams within the Highways and Transport teams so here's a summary of what we do and why we do it.


A lot of preparation, planning and resourcing goes on before any work takes place on the highways in MK. Many of our grid roads are high speed roads up to 70mph and some are dual carriageways for example which means any work taking place requires extra safety assessments and traffic management before any work can take place. 


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Highways staff joined our highway service provider Ringway at intu Milton Keynes shopping centre on Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June for a family fun day event.


Staff were on hand to answer any highway-related questions. 


We had a steady stream of families attending the stand with road repair queries and compliments about recent work!


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There are a number of signs, banners or flags on the road network that pose a safety threat to motorists by being a distraction or could become detached and hit a vehicle.


Any signage on the road network requires permission from the Council before it can go up. We will be taking down and disposing of any illegal signage on our network and we may prosecute offenders too.


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Proposals relating to highways will be discussed on 20 June at the full Council meeting. Information, minutes and results can be viewed here


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Swans River Bridge (MKC No. 92461) is located at A422, Newport Road, (MK16 9JW), over Chicheley Brook between Chicheley and Astwood. 


Work will take place from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 12 August in 2018 to carry out essential work.


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