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Handy Cross A404/M40 junction 4 roundabout closures
Highways England has liaised with Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to re-programme the postponed works for the weekend of Friday 16th March (9pm Friday to 5am Monday 19th), and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The resurfacing works require a full closure of the roundabout, as well as the approach roads leading to the junction.
While these are not TfB works, we are preparing for the disruption to traffic that the works are likely to cause in surrounding areas, and this page has been designed to help drivers, residents, and businesses prepare as well. Below you can find FAQs about the closure, maps, and contact details for Highways England.
Highways England have also informed us they will be carrying out relining on the A404 and A404 (M) using overnight closures between Monday 19th – Friday 23rd March may also affect some road users.
As well as the A404/M40 junction 4 roundabout, the following approach roads will also be closed:
Wycombe Road from Ragmans Lane
A4010 John Hall Way from Crest Road
Marlow Road from Cressex roundabout
A404 Marlow Hill from Waitrose/Park and Ride
Please note the flow of the M40 itself will not be affected and motorway through traffic should move as normal; only the junction will be closed.
Where is the diversion route?
During the closures various clearly signed diversions will be in place, primarily using the M40 junctions 3 and 5, the A40, Wooburn Green and Little Marlow. You can download diversion maps here.
M40 northbound traffic for High Wycombe: exit at junction 3 or continue north to junction 5 then travel east along the A40 Wycombe Road
M40 southbound traffic for High Wycombe: exit at junction 5 or continue to junction 2, circumnavigate the roundabout, travelling north on the M40 to exit at junction 3
M40 northbound traffic for the A404: exit at junction 3, travel past Wooburn Green, Well End and Little Marlow, joining the A404 at Marlow
M40 southbound traffic for the A404: continue south to junction 2, circumnavigate the roundabout, travel north to junction 3, exit at junction 3, travel south past Wooburn Green, Well End and Little Marlow, joining the A404 at Marlow
A404 northbound traffic for High Wycombe: from Marlow travel east past Little Marlow, Well End, Wooburn Green and the A40
A404 northbound traffic for the M40: from Marlow travel east past Little Marlow, Well End, Wooburn Green, then join the M40 southbound at junction 3. Traffic wishing to travel north will need to access the northbound carriageway at junction 2
Wycombe Road traffic for High Wycombe or the M40: travel south to Marlow, then east past Little Marlow, Well End, Wooburn Green, joining the M40 southbound at junction 3. Traffic wishing to travel north will need to access the northbound carriageway at junction 2
High Wycombe to the M40: travel on the A40 north or south to access the M40 at junction 5 (for northbound) or junction 3 (for southbound)
High Wycombe to the A404: travel south on the A40 towards junction 3, then travel south past Wooburn Green, Well End and Little Marlow, joining the A404 at Marlow
Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advised that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.
Will buses be affected?
The following bus routes will be diverted:
X80 (High Wycombe - Marlow - Henley – Reading)
800/850 (High Wycombe - Marlow – Reading)
Details of the diversions can be found on the Service Disruption and Stop Closures page: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/buses-and-trains/service-disruption-and-stop-closures/
National Express will not be serving the Handy Cross Coachway during the closure.
Please use the link for more information: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/improvement-schemes-and-projects/handy-cross-a404m40-junction-4-roundabout-closures/
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