The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council has set aside a £4.5m budget for making improvements to roads, footways, cycle paths and general traffic management and road safety across the Borough.
The cabinet prioritisation sub-committee gave the green light to a programme of work due to take place over 2013/14. This includes:
- £1.4m on resurfacing and repairing roads
- £550,00 on replacing street lights
- £480,000 on essential bridge works
- £300,000 to remove and improve traffic signals
- £150,000 to improve drainage
- £100,000 to create safer routes to schools
- £100,000 to repair footways
- £142,000 on cycle paths which includes extending the existing cycleway in Maidenhead from Kendall Place to Shoppenhangers Road.
Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The highways and transport capital programme represents a significant amount of the council’s annual budget and has to be spent wisely on those schemes which have been identified as a top priority for the benefit of our residents.
“It is by listening to residents, ward members and parish councils that we have been able to create a scheme of works that are essential to maintaining safe roads, paths and cycle ways while at the same time creating a transport system that is efficient and fit for purpose.
“I look forward to working with everyone concerned over the coming year in making sure these important schemes are implemented with minimal inconvenience to residents while at the same time ensuring value for money and maximum returns in respect of benefits to our communities.”
More information about the full plan of works is available on the Royal Borough website.