04:40AM, Thursday 10 October 2013
An idea to create a one-way access in to Moorbridge Road coming off the A4 has been met with an enthusiastic response from Royal Borough councillors.
The proposal was floated by Cllr Philip Love (Con, Belmont) at at Maidenhead Town Forum meeting at Maidenhead Town Hall last night, who argued it would not only improve traffic flow but would make Maidenhead appear more welcoming and attractive for people coming in to the town.
Ben Smith, borough highways, strategy and traffic manager, presented outline designs for the scheme, which would involve a short stretch of road added to the end of the Moorbridge Road cul-de-sac, and described the project as 'very achievable'.
Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, welcomed the idea and said that while there was no money budgeted for the scheme as yet he will look into the possibility of securing funding.
Ben Smith also led a presentation on proposals to link Stafferton Way with Oldfield Road, reporting on concerns which had been raised as part of a public consultation held last weekend.
Increased traffic, the height of the bridge which will be built for the link road, and the impact of heavy goods vehicles were all discussed, with Mr Smith saying a mitigation process will take place between now and the submission of full plans in November or December.
Cllr Claire Stretton (Con, Boyn Hill) then provided the latest update on plans to revamp and expand the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead Town Hall, revealing DCA Consultants had been appointed to look into the feasibility of the proposals.
A report is expected in January.
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