Second phase of work to improve visitor experience and pedestrian safety in Castle Hill, Windsor to get underway

Windsor public realm improvements

The second phase of work designed to improve the overall experience and safety of residents and visitors in Windsor town centre will start on Monday.

The improvements in Castle Hill and St Alban’s Street will see Castle Hill partially pedestrianised with a wider pavement on the southern (shops) side of the road, as well as a significant reduction in vehicle movements limited to castle access only during its visiting hours.

The project is designed to help drive economic growth, and provide additional safety benefits.

As part of the works for the second phase, Castle Hill is being closed temporarily to traffic, with pedestrian and guard change access only.

Phase two will see the construction of kerbing on the shop side of Castle Hill, which will ensure that the road will be ready for re-opening in early July. Traffic will be directed to use St Alban’s Street, which will be converted to two-way traffic.

During the works, a system of traffic lights will be installed either end of St Alban’s Street temporarily, to control the flow of traffic and allow access to the top of Castle Hill and the castle itself.

Residential properties, and private car parks off St Alban’s Street can still be accessed, and shoppers will still be able to access businesses in Castle Hill and the surrounding area.

There will be a summer pause in the programme, with no work taking place during most of July and August, before the next phase is scheduled to start in September.