Town centre traffic signals up for review

Town centre traffic signals up for review

Nicola Hine

Town centre traffic signals up for review

Traffic signals outside two of the town's supermarkets have been suggested for review by the Royal Borough.

Sets of traffic lights at junctions near Sainsbury's and Waitrose are among five schemes for which changes are recommended.

A report is set to be discussed by the council's highways, transport and environment overview and scrutiny panel on Monday.

It recommends the five schemes be prioritised and new designs and layouts implemented, subject to consultation with ward members and budget availability.

A 'trial switch-off' has been suggested for the lights on the A4 at the Sainsbury's car park.

An upgrade or improvements to traffic signals at the junction of Moorbridge Road and Forlease Road near Waitrose has also been recommended.

The three other schemes put forward for review are in Windsor and Eton.

It is hoped the recommendations would improve road conditions by reducing congestion, shortening journey times and improving road safety.

A capital funding bid of £150,000 has been submitted for 2012/13 and 2013/14 to cover all of the schemes and external funding will be sought.

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