Residents are invited to have their say on a proposal to upgrade a mini roundabout on the A308 near Bray to a new signal-controlled junction, improving road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme at the A308’s junction with Holyport Road would see traffic lights installed on the three arms of the current roundabout, helping to better control traffic flows and reducing the possibility of collisions or conflict at a junction where there have been several near misses over the years.
A consultation on the proposal has been launched today, and residents have until Wednesday 22 March to give their views.
The proposed upgrade would include the installation of a toucan crossing on the A308, near the eastern arm of the junction giving better access to the bus stop nearby, as well as pedestrian crossings on the western side on the A308, and to the south on Holyport Road. Other proposed new features include a waiting box for cyclists at the junction on Holyport Road, and the shared pathway on the north side of the A308 will be upgraded to feature separate spaces for pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists will have access to join and leave this cycle path to/from Holyport Road.
Traffic from Maidenhead on the A308 will continue to have a second approach lane for turning right into Holyport Road, with dedicated time within the light sequence to make the turn.
All feedback will be considered as part of finalising the design, and before any decisions are made. If the development is supported, work is anticipated to start this summer.
Councillor Phil Haseler, Cabinet Member for Planning, Parking, Highways & Transport, said: “This proposal is part of our commitment to improve highways safety on roads in the borough for pedestrians and cyclists, and promote sustainable travel by creating safer, more user-friendly routes for all.
“This site was identified for improvement in the A308 Corridor Study and this proposed scheme supports our desire for walking and cycling in our borough to be more convenient, safe and enjoyable travel options for everyone as set out in our adopted Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. We want to ensure the borough’s infrastructure supports the current and future needs of residents, businesses and visitors and helps connect neighbourhoods with improvements such as the upgrade to this junction. With the right infrastructure we can also support an increase in walking and cycling rates in the borough and improve the safety of our streets.
“This scheme will bring real benefits to road users with better management of traffic movements at this junction helping to minimise the risk of conflicts, as well as creating safer pedestrian and cycle crossings – something the current roundabout does not have. I’d encourage as many residents as possible to tell us what they think of the plans.”
For full details and to respond to the consultation visit, https://rbwmtogether.rbwm.gov.uk/a308-holyport-road-junction or use the public-access computers available at all local libraries, where staff are happy to help if needed. Written comments can be submitted to: FAO: Transport Policy Manager, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
A hard copy of the consultation, the plans and paper response forms are available upon request at Maidenhead, Dedworth or Windsor libraries.