Improvements to town centre road network
Published: Friday, 23rd November 2018
Improvements to Maidenhead’s town centre road network and railway station will begin next year after investment from the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Over £4 million will be invested by the LEP and the council to fund improvements to the road network as well as the frontage of the railway station.
The project is needed to cope with the predicted increase in passengers accessing the station as a result of the modernisation of the Great Western train line, the opening of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) and the possible future construction of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.
The improvement works will see a two-way system introduced for vehicles from the Broadway car park (also known as the Nicholson’s), improvements to the junction outside the station around Bell Street and also improvements to the forecourt of the station.
Councillor Simon Dudley, leader of the council, says: “I know that residents are keen to understand what highways improvement work will take place to deal with the regeneration works that are happening or due to occur in the town.
“This work will help manage the flow of traffic within Maidenhead but also improve the pedestrian links from the station in to the town centre and improve cycle facilities.
“This is part of a wider piece of work that the council is completing which looks at road improvements, other transport developments as well as sports and leisure provision, schools and community facilities as the borough continues to grow through the regeneration work.”
The Local Growth Deal funding from the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership of £3.75 million was secured to support this £4.5 million scheme.
The scheme includes construction of an improved interchange at Maidenhead station forecourt and improved connections between journeys made via all transport methods. It also covers improved pedestrian and cycle links between the station and town centre and converting Broadway to a two-way system.
The work begins in January and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019.