The Little Brickhill Bypass
2001
In the Summer term 2001, children in Class 5 at High Ash school, drew on the material from 1992 to help them with their project on the Little Brickhill Bypass. They interviewed residents and also carried out traffic counts on both the old road through the village and on the bypass. From their calculations we now believe the traffic has increased to 27,000 vehicles a day.
Watling Street Little Brickhill 2001
Here is an analysis from Class 5 of the effect of the bypass on the residents of Little Brickhill:
Analysing the effect of the Bypass on the
Residents of Little Brickhill
The bypass has had good and bad effects on the village. For example people can now open their windows, sit in their gardens and sleep at night and not have 20,000 cars rolling past each day. It is possible to cross the road rather than brave a solid stream of traffic, which is suicidal. Roads are much cleaner and you are able to pull out of your drive.

On the other hand, the bypass has gone through farmland belonging to a family, which animals inhabited. It drove traffic away from the garage so it had no passing trade and it shut down. When the bypass had not been constructed, there was no life and communication face to face. Several people were killed attempting to cross on the crossing so it was moved.

Pollution levels were very high and dust and dirt flew about, covering windows so they had to be cleaned frequently.

The bypass has changed the village from being a dust filled area with no life to a thriving village with hardly any pollution