Drivers, business owners and local residents are invited to find out more about proposed options to improve the Bisham roundabout as part of a public consultation which starts on Friday June 19.
The Bisham roundabout lies on the A404 between the M4 and M40 near Maidenhead in Berkshire and suffers from significant congestion at peak times.
Three improvement options have been identified for the junction, each with particular benefits, and Highways England wants to understand what people think of them. The options are:
- Option 1: partial signalised roundabout (a roundabout featuring traffic lights on some but not all of the entry and exit roads)
- Option 2: left in/left out (a system which would not allow right turns from Bisham)
- Option 3: signalised junction (a roundabout with traffic lights on all entry and exit roads)
Letters are being sent to over 4,500 residents, businesses and stakeholders in the area. There will also be two public exhibitions, at which members of the public will be able to look at different options and discuss them with representatives from Highways England and its contractors.
The public exhibitions will take place at Bisham Abbey on Friday 19 June from 1pm to 8pm and at Bisham Church of England Primary School on Saturday 20 June 2015 from 9am to 1pm.
Surinder Bhangu, Highways England Asset Manager said:
The A404 is an important corridor between the M4 and M40 as well as for those who live and work in Bisham, Marlow, Maidenhead and beyond. “We’re strongly urging local residents and businesses to get involved in this public consultation so that we have as much evidence and thoughts as possible to help feed into the ongoing scheme development.
More information about the plans and the consultation response form are available from Friday 19 June on the project pages.
The project is part of the government’s £317 million pinch point programme on motorways and major trunk roads. It is part of the biggest programme of road enhancements since the 1970s and will reduce congestion, increase safety and improve journey times.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.