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Work starts on major Maidenhead roundabout upgrades

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A £6million council road improvement scheme will begin today (Monday), aimed at improving six key roundabouts in Maidenhead.

Work is due to begin at the Stafferton Way/Braywick Road roundabout for six weeks and is partly funded through the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The aim is to improve traffic flow through the centre of Maidenhead and is part of ongoing work to ensure the infrastructure supports the current and future needs of the town, the borough says. 

Cllr Gerry Clark, lead member for transport, 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 at the Braywick Road/Stafferton Way roundabout 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 4pm, 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. 

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 at five other sites will take place later this year and 2021, and are as follows:

  • A308(M) / A308 The Binghams (Braywick 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)

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  • JohnLovie

    21:32, 18 November 2020

    The country is going to hell in a hand cart but Maidenhead got to have those roundabouts upgraded.

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  • Pursuer

    11:27, 16 November 2020

    Note 'to improve traffic flow'!! At the same time our disjointed council Highways department is busy doing its best to obstruct traffic flow with monstrous polythene barriers and bollards to facilitate the rarely seen cyclists. No doubt once the new improved roundabouts are in place someone will decide to reduce the two or more traffic lanes by painting white hatching to cut the lanes back to a single track. Oh how the apparently broke Council likes to waste taxpayers money!. By the way the roundabout at Ray Mead Road/Guards Club Road however large it is will still be impacted by the fact that the bridge will still be no wider and aided by traffic lights on the East side will still cause the same bottleneck and traffic will still back up.

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