Works on Oldfield Road roundabout in Maidenhead are complete, and the new junction is open. We would like to thank everyone for their forbearance while traffic control was in place.
The works to upgrade the roundabout to a traffic light-controlled junction are part of a larger programme to make improvements to six roundabouts in the town. The change in the junction is in preparation for the regeneration of areas of Maidenhead, which will bring new homes, commercial opportunities and jobs to the town.
Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “I am delighted be able to confirm that road closures are lifted, and the junction is operating as planned.
“This has been a difficult project due to the position of the junction on a major route into Maidenhead, with no viable diversion, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to make their feelings known. It has been frustrating to hear people’s dissatisfaction with traffic delays and have no alternative to offer. However, it does underline that this project is sorely needed to increase capacity at the junction to support programmed regeneration works and the jobs and commercial opportunities that will come from that regeneration.
“We have taken on board feedback from people who have been affected and will be looking at what can be done differently when we commence similar essential works on the Braywick Roundabout.”
The Oldfield Road works are part of a £6.33m road improvement scheme, majority funded through the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The scheme will deliver capacity improvements at six key junctions in Maidenhead. Oldfield Road is the fifth to complete, with work yet to start on A308 Braywick Roundabout.