Plans to convert Bisham roundabout into crossroads

Plans to convert Bisham roundabout into crossroads

Daniel Darlington

Plans to convert Bisham roundabout into crossroads

A scheme to convert the Bisham roundabout to signalled crossroads and reduce congestion along the A404 has been revealed.

Government announced the £4.2m plan yesterday and hopes it will alleviate congestion on the duel carriageway which connects the M4 with the M40.

The project is due to be completed by 2015.

High levels of congestion occur on a daily basis on all four approaches to the roundabout, which also links the outskirts of Maidenhead, with Bisham village and Marlow.

Maidenhead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May said: "This is very welcome news and will help to tackle congestion on the A404 at Bisham, which is a constant source of frustration to local residents.

"The Government is right to invest in infrastructure and to support our vital transport links."

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, said the scheme would form part of plans for 57 vital road improvements across the UK.

He said the £170m investment would keep traffic moving, reduce congestion, improve safety and deliver a timely boost to the economy. Full details are yet to be revealed.

The economic benefit of the 57 schemes is estimated by government to be about £3billion.

Mr McLoughlin added: “Keeping traffic moving is vital to securing prosperity.

"By removing bottlenecks and improving access to local enterprise zones, key international trading ports and communities, these road schemes will help get people to and from work and power the economy.

"They also have the potential to help deliver more than 300,000 new jobs and 150,000 new homes."

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