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11:50 Saturday 08 February 2014  Written by Michael Owens

FLOODS: Causeway to open as flooding hits Cookham again

Cookham Causeway is set to open to limited, controlled traffic at 3.30pm today as flooding hits the area once again.

The Causeway is likely to be the only path in and out of Cookham. Picture by Paulo Coll.
Picture by Paulo Coll.

Currently closed in the Royal Borough are:

  • Pococks Lane, Windsor

  • The B4447 crossing The Pound at Cookham

  • Ferry Lane (fully closed)

  • Sutton Road (between Sheephouse Road and Cookham High Street)

  • Cookham Bridge

  • Station Hill, Ascot

  • Hurley - Shepherds Lane, Mill Lane and Hurley car park

  • Also be aware that Surrey Council has closed the A308 at Runnymede.

The council is helping residents by providing temporary limited access over The Causeway, starting at 3.30pm today.

Earlier, Mike McGaughrin, managing director of the Royal Borough said all three routes into Cookham Village are likely to be closed.

As a result, the operations it ran over the January floods will be reinstated.

Cookham Causeway will be gritted to ensure that the road surface is safe on Saturday and Sunday before it opens. 

It is likely to become the only way in or out of Cookham so access for pedestrians is maintained across the causeway. 

Due to its unsuitability for regular traffic, measures to enforce limited vehicle access will be in use:

• The Causeway will be open to limited, controlled, traffic, 9.30-10.30am and 3.30–4.30pm daily.

• Signs are being erected on site to indicate vehicle access times.

• Access will be marshalled by Thames Valley Police and Community Wardens.

• During weekdays the peak of school children and returning parents will be over before vehicle access commences.

• Only one-way traffic will be allowed.

• Pedestrians must not be on the causeway at the same time as vehicles. A system where Vehicles will cross one way, then the other, followed by a pedestrians will be in operation.

• A shuttle mini-bus has been organised to transport residents between Cookham Village and the shops in High Street, Cookham Rise. This will run between 10.00am–4pm daily, subject to the need for pedestrian access.

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