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Permanent Hostile Vehicle Mitigation installation to begin in Windsor

Published: Monday, 9th September 2019


The installation of phase one of Windsor’s permanent Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) measures will begin week commencing Monday 23 September.

The first two sites, Peascod Street and Sheet Street, will be completed by mid-November, with the remaining four sites to be installed after Christmas.

There will be no disruption to traffic during the Peascod Street works as most of the work will be carried out during 10am - 5pm when the road is already closed to traffic.

Sheet Street, which will see works beginning week commencing Monday 7 October, will require two-way signals as each lane is worked on, but more detailed information will be available closer to the time, and will be posted on the council website.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture, communities and Windsor, said: “It’s great to see these permanent measures installed, with each location’s design being unique and designed with great consideration of each area’s conservation status in mind.

“Resident safety is a top priority for us all, and these measures are designed to do just that for both those who live in Windsor, and the many people who visit daily.”

Cllr Andrew Johnson, lead member for infrastructure, transport policy and housing, said: “These measures will make Windsor a safer place without compromising its character.

“There may be some slight disruption during their installation, but we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

“Windsor’s streets are all very unique in their own way and subsequently, the main task was to find a design that was fit for purpose, but also felt at home with the surroundings.”

The Royal Borough has been working with Thames Valley Police and specialist security consultants to develop the new, permanent designs, and detailed assessment work has been undertaken at each location to determine the best position and type of HVM measures.

After the installation of Peascod Street and Sheet Street, HVM measures will begin in:

  • Victoria Street; west of Sheet Street near to the pedestrian crossing
  • Park Street; at the junction with Sheet Street
  • Castle Hotel; at the High Street entrance to their parking yard
  • Thames Street; by the junction with River Street

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