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Handy Cross Interchange

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Handy Cross Interchange
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Location
Handy Cross, nr High Wycombe
County
Buckinghamshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Modified Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M40, A404, A4010
Junctions related to the A4010
Pedestal Roundabout • Tescos Roundabout (Princes Risborough)

Handy Cross Interchange is junction 4 of the M40. The junction was upgraded during 2006 (opening 2007) by adding a cut-through, a left turn slip and widening the M40 offslips, to allow easier access to and from the trunk A404 to the south of the junction.

Offline proposal with new junction
However in 1993 a more ambitious scheme was proposed as part of plans to widen the M40 to dual 4 lanes. Two options were available, online widening with improvements to the existing junction or a new M40 alignment to the south along with a new freeflow junction. The second option was supported by both Buckinghamshire County Council and Wycombe District Council who saw a potential use of the existing M40 alignment for a new link road around the south of High Wycombe. The Department for Transport agreed to this and the scheme went out to consultation but was eventually scrapped.

Routes

Route To Notes

M40

London, (M25)

M40

Birmingham, Stokenchurch, Oxford

A404

(M4), Marlow (A4155), Maidenhead (A4)
Reading, Slough lorry routes.
on gantries as Reading, Slough, Marlow, (M4). M4 to Reading and Slough via A404(M)

A4010

Aylesbury Cressex Business Park, Sands, Booker, Park and Ride for Town centre and Adams Park

A404

Wycombe, Sports Centre

C100

Marlow Bottom

C100

Marlow Road. Goes to Cressex and Business Park, but now unsigned

A40(M)

Oxford, Stokenchurch

A40(M)

London, Beaconsfield

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Handy Cross Interchange
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A404 approaching Handy Cross - Coppermine - 12860.jpgHandy Cross freeflow proposal 1993.pngJunction 4, M40 - Geograph - 146145.jpgM40 J4 gantry.jpgM40 Motorway, Heading West. Junction 4 For A404 - Geograph - 1281568.jpg
Other nearby junctions
High WycombeAbbey Way Gyratory • Eden Roundabout • Knaves Beech Interchange • M40 J3A • Pedestal Roundabout
MarlowBisham Roundabout • Westhorpe Interchange
Junctions on the M40
Denham Roundabout • 1A Denham Interchange • 2 Beaconsfield • 3 Knave's Beech • 3A Junction 3A • 4 Handy Cross • 5 Stokenchurch • 6 Lewknor  • 7 Three Pigeons • 8 & 8A Wheatley • 9 Wendlebury  • 10 Ardley • 11 Junction 11 • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Junction 13 • 14 Barford • 15 Longbridge • 16 Junction 16 •  M42 (3A) Umberslade
Proposed extension to M5: M42 3 Portway Island • M42 2 Hopwood Park • M42 1 Harvester Island • M5 4A Catshill • M5 4 Lydiate Ash
Junctions on the A404 and A404(M)
Marylebone Flyover • Stonebridge Park • John Lyon Roundabout • Sheepcote Road Roundabout • Northwood  Hills Circus • London Road / Moor Lane Roundabout • Batchworth Roundabout • Ebury Roundabout • Station Roundabout • Chorleywood Interchange • Nightingales Corner • Blackhorse Bridge • Boot and Slipper • Stanley Roundabout • Market Square • Hospital Roundabout • Hazlemere Crossroads • Abbey Way Gyratory • Handy Cross • Westhorpe • Bisham Roundabout • Burchetts Green Roundabout • 9B The Thicket Roundabout • 9A Cox Green • 9 Holyport Interchange