09:19AM, Friday 09 August 2019
A councillor has questioned the delay to planned work at a major Clewer junction.
A double mini-roundabout in Dedworth Road will be installed following a consultation and trial, the Royal Borough announced on Wednesday, July 31.
But Cllr Amy Tisi (Lib Dem, Clewer East) has raised fears over delays to work, which was due to start in mid-August but could now start within four to six weeks.
Cllr Tisi said: “I just think the whole thing has been frustrating. We asked for it to be brought forward to avoid having it when the schools go back.
“Because something else is going on, they can’t start work on this until a bit later.”
Cllr Amy Tisi (back)
When contacted by the Express, the borough forwarded a joint letter from the council and contractor Volker Highways, which was sent to properties on Tuesday.
It says the scheme is due to commence within four to six weeks and has a planned duration of about nine weeks. Temporary four-way traffic lights will be in use during construction, the letter adds.
The consultation started in January and ended in April, and saw 60 per cent of 373 respondents support the idea. The trial scheme has been in place since January.
Cllr Andrew Johnson, the Royal Borough’s cabinet member for infrastructure, was approached for comment.
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