A £6MILLION plan to improve six key roundabouts in Maidenhead gets underway this week.

Work has started at the Stafferton Way/Braywick Road roundabout to improve traffic flow through the centre of the town. It will take six weeks and is being partly funded through the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Councillor Gerry Clark, the Royal Borough's lead member for transport and infrastructure, said: “This work will help create more capacity and assist traffic flow through Maidenhead, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

“We carried out public engagement on the scheme last year and the more detailed design work was completed earlier this year."

The improvement works include carriageway widening to accommodate an additional lane, improved lane markings and directional signage, and parallel zebra crossings on the eastern arm of the roundabout to provide a pedestrian and cycle route.

Work will mainly take place between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. There will be some narrowing of lanes, but the roundabout will remain open and there will be no road closures, diversions or temporary traffic lights in place.

The works include changes to the crossing on the road at the roundabout, and residents are advised to use the existing zebra crossing near Greenfields as a safe route across Stafferton Way.

Further works as part of this scheme to improve six key roundabouts in Maidenhead will take place later this year and in 2021.

The scheme aims to deliver capacity improvements at six key junctions in Maidenhead: A308(M) / A308 The Binghams (Braywick Roundabout); A308 / Stafferton Way / Braywick Road (Stafferton Roundabout): A4 / A308 Castle Hill (Castle Hill Roundabout); A4 / B4447 Cookham Road / Market Street (Cookham Roundabout); A4 / B3024 Oldfield Road / Lassell Gardens (Oldfield Junction) and A4 / A4094 Ray Mead Road / Guards Club Road (Ray Mead Roundabout).