This year will see the beginning of some improvements to Maidenhead’s town centre, road network and railway station. Over £4 million will be invested by the LEP and the council to fund these.
These projects come after estimations of increases in passengers accessing the station, as a result of the opening of the Elizabeth line and the possible future construction of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.
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.
“This work will help manage the flow of traffic within Maidenhead but also improve the pedestrian links from the station into the town centre and improve cycle facilities.”
Works began in January and have an estimated end date for the end of 2019. Support for this scheme was secured by The Local Growth Deal Funding, from the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership of £3.75 million.
This scheme includes construction of an improved junction at Maidenhead station and improved transport connections. It also covers improved pedestrian cycle links between the station and town centre and converting Broadway to a two-way system.
Sitting in the heart of the Thames Valley, convenient to London and Heathrow, and with excellent road and rail links, Maidenhead is in the perfect position to do business.
All of this investment is pointing to the future, as the council and developers alike know that Maidenhead will soon be the new place to be. As London spills out into it’s surrounding areas, Maidenhead’s new link to the capital through Crossrail makes it one of the best, if not the best, option for businesses and residents looking for a cheaper, more sustainable location – but still within touching distance of the capital.
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