12:57PM, Thursday 08 August 2013
Plans to build a new multi-million pound link road between Stafferton Way and Oldfield Road in Maidenhead are underway.
The £3.7m scheme was announced by the Royal Borough in June after it secured more than £2m of funding from the Department of Transport.
The remaining funds will be stumped up by the council using section 106 developer contributions.
A public consultation is expected to be launched in September to gauge public opinion on the idea while a full planning application for the project is due to be submitted in November.
Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport said the relief road will provide an enormous benefit to people living in the town.
"I am absolutely delighted," he added.
"The project plans that we have put in are very detailed with how to construct the road."
The relief road aims to ease congestion in the town and in the wider area, including on the A4 Bath Road and M4.
The council is hoping that, following a successful planning application, work will begin on the relief road in September next year with work completed by autumn.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.