Authorities bid to find final answer to Legoland traffic jams

Authorities bid to find final answer to Legoland traffic jams

Francis Batt

Authorities bid to find final answer to Legoland traffic jams

Hopes of ending for good Windsor's annual Legoland road chaos will be discussed at a meeting between the theme park and the four most closely involved traffic authorities next week.

Representatives of the Royal Borough, Bracknell Forest Council, Surrey County Council and the Highways Agency will meet representatives from the theme park at its premises in Winkfield Road on Friday, June 13. 

They will be discussing the results of recent traffic experiments aimed at stopping drivers using Royal Windsor Way (formerly the Windsor Eton Relief Road) and Imperial Road on their way to Legoland.

The experiment saw cars encouraged by signposting to go down Straight Road, Old Windsor, or Maidenhead Road and Drift Road from the other direction.

It has now been trialled three times - over Easter, during the first May Bank Holiday and over the half term holiday period between Monday, May 26 and Friday, May 30.

This week Cllr Geoff Hill (Con, Oldfield), Royal Borough cabinet member for highways and transport, said that the trials would be discussed in detail at the meeting.

Cllr Hill said: "The initial feedback has been good. I am quite keen to see some of these alternative routes made permanent by making the signage we used permanent.

"It is what I'll be looking for and I think it works pretty well."

The next stage would be a public consultation.

It is not only Legoland though that attracts big crowds. The late May Bank Holiday saw jams in Windsor coming from a different source - as drivers aiming for the PGA Golf Championships at Wentworth jammed the road on their way to the 'park and ride' schemes at Ascot between May 23 to May 26.

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