Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Consultation on widening of A4 through Calcot extended until 1st November

West Berkshire Council is proposing to widen the A4 between the Royal Avenue roundabout and Langley Hill. The project is estimated to cost £2.9M and will being paid for from Government "Pinchpoint", developer contributions (including IKEA) and the council's Local Transport Plan grant.

The proposals would provide two lanes westbound with lane improvements eastbound. The eastbound carriageway would include a very long section of hatched-off road that would protect westbound right-turn lanes. This seems a wasted opportunity!

It is also proposed to remove the pedestrian refuge at the pedestrian crossing signals. This crossing is used by parents and children going to and from Calcot junior and infant schools. Removal of the refuge will leave crossing users in the centre of the road "protected" only by road hatchings.

Consultation on the proposals closes this Friday, November 1st

Information on the proposals can be found here, FAQs here and drawings here.

Comments on the proposals should be emailed to a4calcot@westberks.gov.uk by the November 1st


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