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Report asks for £6.3m for Royal Borough highways programme

Report asks for £6.3m for Royal Borough highways programme

Simon Meechan

A report which asks the council to approve a three-year work programme for the borough’s highways is set to be discussed on Monday.

A report to be heard by the highways, transport and environment overview and scrutiny panel asks it to recommend cabinet approves £6.3million worth of improvements.

The report includes a £300,000 project to replacing street lighting around the borough, and a £75,000 scheme to make bus stops more accessible. It asks for £80,000 for an as yet unidentified scheme to improve safe travel to schools.

A £60,000 toucan crossing in Stafferton Way and a £20,000 cycle route from Maidenhead Bridge to the town centre are among the projects included on the programme.

It also asks for approval for a heavy goods vehicle restriction in Ascot Road, which costs £20,000, and £60,000 of waterproofing work to Victoria Bridge which crosses the Thames at Datchet.

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