Slough Express

Funding for major cycle route on A4

Council handed £10.4m from Department for Transport to deliver scheme

- By Adrian Williams adrianw@baylismedi­ @AdrianW_BM

Slough Borough Council is set to develop a major cycle route across the borough – an A4 east/west highway route.

A total of £10.4million has been awarded from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Active Travel Fund for the scheme.

The designs are expected to include:

Segregatio­n/part-segregatio­n from mainstream traffic

junction redesign and improved crossing provision

prominent, enhanced signage and markings.

Misha Byrne, the council’s transport lead, said: “The team is currently developing

preliminar­y designs for the scheme, which is expected to cover the A4 from the western boundary to the Uxbridge Road junction.

“There are a number of pinch-points along the route, and innovative engineerin­g solutions will be necessary in order to deliver a continuous

and successful route.”

Councillor Pavitar Mann, lead member for transport, planning and place, said:

“It’s fantastic news to hear we’ve been awarded this money which will enable us to reclaim the road space for all road users, in a sustainabl­e and progressiv­e way.

“Local areas have suffered from increased levels of traffic and increased speeds.

“The council has already introduced measures to make

local roads better for walking and cycling, such as our rollout of School Streets.

“With this new scheme, we want to help people make travel choices that are cleaner and greener which will contribute towards Slough being a safer, healthier and more attractive place to live and work.” The plans will be released for consultati­on in the summer. Dates for the constructi­on of the scheme are yet to be determined.

 ?? ?? A new major cycle route is earmarked for the A4. Ref:134495-3
A new major cycle route is earmarked for the A4. Ref:134495-3

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