Work is set to begin on a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across the A4 St Cloud Way linking Maidenhead town centre with homes in the north of the town.
The toucan crossing will connect the new St Cloud Way development on the former Magnet Leisure Centre and Ten Pin Bowling sites, as well as other properties north of St Cloud Way, with the town centre by providing a link between Holmanleaze and the Hines Meadow car park.
Work will begin on Wednesday 30 August and last approximately six weeks. The project forms another part of the council’s investment into active travel and healthy travel choices in Maidenhead, encouraging walking and cycling to and from the town centre.
The crossing replaces the footbridge over St Cloud Way, which was demolished last year, and provides a convenient access to the town as well as another option for walkers and cyclists using the recently completed Missing Links route at nearby Town Moor. The current subway under St Cloud Way nearby will remain.
The work will be carried out in phases and will require the closure of single lanes on each side of the dual carriageway, eastbound and westbound. This will allow traffic to continue to use the road, but traffic management measures will be in place.
It will also require an overnight road closure between 9pm on Sunday 15 October and 5am on Monday 16 October. During this time, a diversion route will be in place, and this can be found at https://one.network/public
Councillor Geoff Hill, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’m pleased to see work on this crossing start and I’m sure it will be a welcome improvement for cyclists and walkers once completed.
“Creating safer and more convenient walking and cycling routes, empowering more people to reduce their reliance on vehicles for short journeys where possible, not only supports our work to address climate change, but gives our residents the facilities to improve their health and wellbeing.
“While I understand that this work is likely to bring some temporary disruption for road users, we will be striving to keep this to a minimum and we thank people for their patience while these works take place.”