Handy Cross Interchange
|Handy Cross Interchange|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Handy Cross, nr High Wycombe|
|Modified Roundabout Interchange|
|M40, A404, A4010|
|Junctions related to the A4010|
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.
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.
|Birmingham, Stokenchurch, Oxford|
|(M4), Marlow (A4155), Maidenhead (A4)
Reading, Slough lorry routes.
|on gantries as Reading, Slough, Marlow, (M4). M4 to Reading and Slough via A404(M)|
|Aylesbury||Cressex Business Park, Sands, Booker, Park and Ride for Town centre and Adams Park|
|Wycombe, Sports Centre|
|Marlow Road. Goes to Cressex and Business Park, but now unsigned|
- Roads.org.uk:Bad Junctions
- Legislation - The M40 Motorway Junction 4 (Handy Cross) Connecting Road Scheme 2005 - Orders for the 2006 junction improvement