Essential maintenance to Royal Windsor Way will futureproof vital route for years to come

Essential maintenance - Royal Windsor Way

Essential maintenance work to repair the A355 and A332 Royal Windsor Way will ensure this key transport link is ready for winter and for years to come.

This important investment by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead will see surface treatment work undertaken on both the northbound and southbound carriageways, including crack and joint sealing, and patching. The work will also include line painting, new cats’ eyes and street lighting and barrier repairs.

The project, which is being undertaken by VolkerHighways, the council’s highways contractor, will also include asphalt preservation work to help extend the life of the surface.

In order to facilitate the work, overnight closures on the section of road between the B3024 Dedworth Road roundabout in the south and the roundabout at the junction with the M4 in the north, will be in place from 8pm until 5.30am. Both roundabouts will remain open.

During the work to the northbound section of the road, the southbound carriageway will remain open, and vice versa.

Overnight closures will be in place:

•    Monday 4 September to Saturday 9 September (five nights) on the northbound carriageway with the road reopening Saturday morning
•    Monday 11 September to Saturday 16 September (five nights) on the southbound carriageway with the road reopening on Saturday morning
•    Overnight closure on Monday 25 September of the southbound carriageway and associated slip roads
•    Overnight closure on Tuesday 26 September of the northbound carriageway and associated slip roads

When work is taking place on the northbound section of the road, the diversion will follow the A308 Maidenhead Road – A308 Windsor Road, A308 Braywick Road, A308 Frascati Way, St Cloud Way, Bridge Road, A4 Bath Road, A355 Tuns Lane, with this route in reverse when work is taking place southbound.

Councillor Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Routine inspections have identified the need for essential maintenance to this key route into and out of our borough. 

“Undertaking this work now means the road will be ready for the winter, when the weather conditions can place the greatest strain on our highways infrastructure and will avoid more extensive repair work in future. By making this investment now, we can ensure this key section of road is fit for purpose for everyone to use going forward.

“This project will help maintain a key route and connection for residents, businesses, as well as visitors to our borough. While I understand that work to our highways network inevitably brings some temporary disruption, we will be striving to keep this to a minimum and will be relaying key information about the closures and diversions to residents and businesses in the vicinity of Royal Windsor Way so they can plan their journeys effectively. Advanced signage will also be in place informing motorists of the upcoming closures.”