03:30AM, Thursday 11 July 2013
Windsor's MP Adam Afriyie has welcomed plans to widen the M4 between Reading and Heathrow.
He said: “As a resident who regularly commutes from Windsor, I know all too well the struggle we face with traffic bound for Heathrow on the M4. The expansion is a very much welcome investment because it will not only provide relief, it will also give a boost to our businesses that will be able to continue to thrive and hire new staff.”
Planned changes to the M4 which could see the motorway expanded to four lanes in peak times have been put forward by the Government.
The Highways Agency, which manages the core road networks in England, wants to create a 'managed motorway' between junctions three and 12 to help relieve congestion on the busy commuter link.
The changes, which would affect 31 miles of motorway between the A312 at Heathrow Airport and Theale, will make better use of the existing carriageways and not require building extra lanes.The project is estimated to cost between £525m and £720m and would see cameras, information signs and signals installed as the variable speed limits are enforced.
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