£2m in Government cash secured for town centre link road

£2m in Government cash secured for town centre link road

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James Preston

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£2m in Government cash secured for town centre link road
Ben Smith, strategic manager highways and transport, with Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, in Stafferton Way

A link road between Stafferton Way and Oldfield Road in Maidenhead could soon be on its way after the Royal Borough secured a £2m Government grant.

The borough has secured the cash from the Department for Transport to go towards the £3.7m scheme, which would see a new road and bridge over York Stream built.

The remainder of the cost will be met by the council.

It is hoped the scheme will reduce congestion around Maidenhead Station and through the town centre, while increasing opportunities for Maidenhead to be a more attractive option for retailers and shoppers.

If approved, work on the road start as early as summer next year, with an expected completion date of autumn 2015.

The project would see other improvements, including the opening up of the railway arch in Oldfield Road at its junction with Chauntry Road to enable two-way traffic, with improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

There would also be a new roundabout at the A4 Bath Road junction with Oldfield Road.

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