A £1.51 million project to reduce noise on the Wendover Bypass caused by HS2 construction traffic will get underway over the August bank holiday.

Weather permitting, work to lay a "very low noise surface" along the bypass will take around 10 days.

It is planned to close Wendover bypass at night, from 7pm to 6am, from Tuesday, August 27, to Saturday, September 7, while the old road surface is removed from a 1.2 mile stretch nearest to the village, and the new surface laid.

The project is being funded by HS2 as mitigation for the noise construction traffic will make on the road.

In a public consultation last November, 78 per cent of residents who took part preferred a very low noise surface, and in February Mark Shaw, Bucks County Council deputy leader and transport cabinet member asked the HS2 board for their approval, which has now been granted.

Cllr Shaw said: "This scheme has been a long time in gestation, and during this time there has been no doubt about Wendover's strong feelings for the new road surface. I'm really pleased we can now get on and deliver their preference."

Residents can opt in to receiving regular bulletins of project progress by emailing hitmailbox@buckscc.gov.uk.