VolkerHighways has completed a road improvement scheme along Stovell Road and associated roads in Windsor, making it safer and easier to get into town using sustainable travel, such as walking and cycling.
The improvements, on behalf of The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, include changed traffic priorities at two junctions and the introduction of raised ‘table’ features to better control traffic along Stovell Road and Barry Avenue, between the Royal Windsor Way underpass and the railway arches.
At the leisure centre, the team modified the main car park entrance/egress with a lockable height barrier and closed off the old entrance.
With sustainable travel at the heart of the scheme, VolkerHighways widened footways, for improved pedestrian accessibility. Cycle facilities were also widened under the adjacent railway arches, accommodating larger bikes. The team also realigned crossing points to provide more direct pedestrian access.
The scheme encourages residents to consider healthier lifestyles by making walking and cycling more practical and attractive for everyday journeys between the town centre, residential areas and leisure centre. The enhancements aim to remove an element of traffic away from the busy town centre.
The works were delivered as part of VolkerHighways’ highway term maintenance contract with The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
The scheme also drew upon VolkerHighways’ traffic management division’s expertise for site traffic management control.
Kunle Kolaru, Operations Director for VolkerHighways, said: “We should all consider more sustainable travel, not only to improve our health, but also to reduce the impact on the environment. We were pleased to deliver these highway improvement works for The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, to provide better accessibility and safety for all road users.”
Councillor Geoff Hill, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The improvements in Barry Avenue and Stovell Road help make walking and cycling safer and more convenient for short journeys to and from Windsor town centre and Windsor Leisure Centre. Empowering more people to reduce their reliance on vehicles for short journeys where possible, not only supports our work to address climate change, but gives our residents the facilities to improve their health and wellbeing.”
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