A £6m road improvement scheme will begin in the Royal Borough next week, aimed at improving six key roundabouts in Maidenhead.
Work is due to start on Monday at the Stafferton Way/Braywick Road roundabout for six weeks and is partly funded through the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The work aims to improve traffic flow through the centre of Maidenhead and is part of the work to regenerate the town and ensure the infrastructure supports the current and future needs of the town and its residents.
Councillor Gerry Clark, lead member for transport and infrastructure, said: “The draft Borough Local Plan, which is currently being examined, proposes a sustainable pattern of development for the borough until 2033, including new housing and affordable housing to fulfil the needs of all residents.
“This work will help create more capacity and assist traffic flow through Maidenhead, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.
“We carried out public engagement on the scheme last year and the more detailed design work was completed earlier this year.
“This is a significant investment in Maidenhead’s road infrastructure, on top of the funding the council has already allocated and a significant investment in the future of Maidenhead itself.”
The improvement works include carriageway widening to accommodate an additional lane, improved lane markings and directional signage, and parallel zebra crossings on the eastern arm of the roundabout to provide pedestrian and cycle route connectivity.
Work is expected to last six weeks and will mainly take place between 9am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. There will be some narrowing of lanes, but the roundabout will remain open and there will be no road closures, diversions or temporary traffic lights in place.
The works include changes to the crossing on the road at the roundabout, and residents are advised to use the existing zebra crossing near Greenfields as a safe route across Stafferton Way. Further works as part of this scheme to improve six key roundabouts in Maidenhead, will take place later this year and in 2021.
The scheme aims to deliver capacity improvements at six key junctions in Maidenhead as follows:
- A308(M) / A308 The Binghams (Braywick Roundabout)
- A308 / Stafferton Way / Braywick Road (Stafferton Roundabout)
- A4 / A308 Castle Hill (Castle Hill Roundabout)
- A4 / B4447 Cookham Road / Market Street (Cookham Roundabout)
- A4 / B3024 Oldfield Road / Lassell Gardens (Oldfield Junction)
- A4 / A4094 Ray Mead Road / Guards Club Road (Ray Mead Roundabout)
The council is delivering significant road investment ahead of major developments to ensure our infrastructure is ready for an increasing population. This work will help create more capacity and assist traffic flow through Maidenhead, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.