Works to improve the southern section of King Street, Maidenhead will start shortly.
Part of the Missing Links Project, an initiative to improve pedestrian and cycling access around the town, the works will see surface improvements to the section of King Street, south of High Street. This will include tactile paving to indicate the crossing at the junction with Nicholsons Lane, which improves safety for people with visual impairments.
The works, majority funded by the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, will start on 6 September 2021, lasting approximately nine weeks. The Missing Links project aims to create safe cycling routes, which supports the Royal Borough’s Environment & Climate Strategy, as well as health and wellbeing of residents.
Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “I am pleased that the Missing Links project is progressing towards completion with the start of our planned improvements to part of King Street.
“Businesses will remain open while work is carried out, and we will be contacting those affected, including local residents, to explain more about the work. These works are planned to be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm to minimise disruption to residents and our contractors will do all they can to minimise disturbance.”
Pedestrians will be diverted to one side of King Street while work is carried out on the other. When complete, pedestrians will be given access to the completed side and works will start on the other. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
Works on the centre section of King Street will commence once the footways on both sides have been completed.