Missing Links crossing will create new, safe access to Maidenhead town centre

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Works will start shortly on a new signalised pedestrian and cycle crossing on Bad Godesberg Way, Maidenhead (A4). The works, part of the Missing Links cycle scheme, will create a new, safe crossing at Kidwells Park, allowing more convenient access to the town centre. 

The works, majority funded by the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, will start on 16 August 2021 and are scheduled to complete in October. The project will require some traffic management, including lane closures on the Cookham Road and Castle Hill roundabouts. 

Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “The ‘Missing Links’ project is intended to make pedestrian and cycle travel safer and more accessible. This new crossing will mean residents from the Kidwells Park area will have a safe access to town in a convenient place – without having to travel up to the subway beyond Castle Hill roundabout. 

“Traffic management and lane closures are necessary to ensure the works are carried out safely. However, these will be in place between 9am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday only, which will help minimise traffic queues. 

“I appreciate that traffic management generates some strong views, but I can assure residents that this project has been carefully considered, and steps taken to mitigate delays as much as we can. I would like to thank people in advance for their patience while these important improvements are completed.”

The works will be carried out in three phases, enabling one lane of Bad Godesberg Way in each direction to remain open throughout the project. There will be some exceptions to the proposed traffic management outside of 9am and 3.30pm to accommodate specialist works that could not otherwise be completely safely.