Traffic lights near Sainsbury's switched off as part of trial

Traffic lights near Sainsbury's switched off as part of trial

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Glenn Mitchell

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Traffic lights near Sainsbury's switched off as part of trial

Traffic lights at a busy town centre junction have been switched off and could go for good.

The Royal Borough is carrying out a six-week test near the entrance to Sainsbury's in St Cloud Way, Maidenhead, to see how the move affects the flow of traffic.

The lights were turned off yesterday.

The move, which follows a review of traffic signal-controlled junctions across the borough, involves the removal of the right turn into and out of the Hines Meadow car park, meaning access for the trial period is left-in and left-out only.

The traffic signals on the eastbound section of St Cloud Way, heading towards Slough, have been switched off and bagged.

The council said the signals on the opposite side have been retained for safety reasons.

Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "We will be closely monitoring the trial’s impact.

"Once we know the results we can make a decision on how to manage this junction in the longer term."

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