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£1.75m plans for Marlow's Westhorpe Interchange 'could create more than 500 jobs'

More than 500 jobs could be created thanks a £1.75m scheme to revamp a busy Marlow junction, according to Highways England.

The cash is set to transform the Westhorpe Interchange, where the A404 meets the A4155, improving access to Globe Business Park, as well as easing congestion.

It is also hoped the plans will bring 22,000 square metres of unused space at the business park into use, which could support up to 560 jobs.

Work on the upgrade, which was announced in October, is due to start by Spring 2019.

The government’s £100m Growth and Housing Fund is providing of £1.18m towards the project, with  £63,000 provided by the Local Enterprise Partnership and a further £500,000 of private funding.

Cllr Mark Shaw (Con, Chesham), Buckinghamshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for Transport, welcomed the news, which he said would ease congestion and stimulate the county’s economy.

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  • ricp

    11:11, 02 January 2018

    When are they going to sort out Bisham roundabout?

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  • AgendaBenda

    16:04, 30 December 2017

    I can foresee major clusterflocks of traffic snarls whilst this work happens. BCC will be at their norm playing the blame-game at Highways Agency. This will beat the nightmare the Marlow bridge closure caused on the A404 for months. This couldve been avoided by making a new slip road and flyover for Globe Park and not having done the unquestionably worst-case project. And the Bisham Roundabout still isnt addressed despite a clear mandate from everyone who went to the consultation.

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