Maidenhead: Oldfield Road roundabout work completed
MAJOR is working on upgrading a Maidenhead Roundabout to a controlled traffic light system were completed as a result of much controversy.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead announced that work on the Oldfield Road roundabout was completed and thanked motorists for their patience.
The change in use of the roundabout was to prepare for the regeneration of Maidenhead, which will see new homes and businesses in the town.
Over the past few weeks, the work has been controversial as it disrupted traffic in Maidenhead, prompting City Councilor Gerry Clark to apologize.
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Commenting on the completion of the work, Cllr Clark said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm that the road closures have been lifted and that the junction is functioning as intended.
“It was a difficult project due to the junction’s position on a major road to Maidenhead with no viable detour, and I want to thank everyone who took the time to make their feelings known. It was frustrating to hear people’s dissatisfaction with the traffic delays and to have no alternatives to offer.
“However, this underlines that this project is absolutely necessary to increase the capacity at the junction to support the scheduled regeneration works and the jobs and business opportunities that will arise from this regeneration.
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“We have taken into account the feedback from those who have been affected and will be looking at what can be done differently when we start similar essential work on Braywick Roundabout.”
The work was part of a larger scheme to modernize six roundabouts in the city as part of a £ 6.3million improvement program, mostly funded through the company partnership Thames Valley local.
Oldfield Road is the fifth to be completed as work has not yet started on the A308 Braywick roundabout.