03:58AM, Tuesday 18 June 2013
The repaving of Maidenhead High Street is finally set to begin in July after being delayed in April.
The repaving was originally due to commence on April 22 at a cost of £400,000.
But a last-minute opportunity to negotiate with a new contractor meant that the cost would be almost halved, though the work was delayed until July 15.
The repaving will see a 125m stretch from the Queen Street junction to Costa Coffee transformed to display the ‘Maidenhead palette’ of tegula and granite, already incorporated in the link between the Boy and Boat statue and Kidwells Park.
This is the first phase of High Street paving , part of a £1.3 million council commitment to the town centre which has seen new signposts, benches and lighting over the past two years.
Jane Wright, chairwoman of the Maidenhead Town Partnership, said: "I am delighted the council has committed to this programme of improvement works.
“In these difficult times it is important that we recognise the need to provide a pleasant environment for all the users of the town centre including local residents, visitors and the businesses."
The High Street will be closed to traffic whilst the paving is completed, but the work will be fully fenced off to allow pedestrians access to shops.
The council has said that the work will take four months and is due to be finished befor the busy Christmas period.
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