Slough Station Road to stay one-way

Slough Council’s Cabinet is set to agree that the current experimental one-way layout of Station Road and Burnham Lane should become permanent.

Station Road and Burnham Lane near Burnham Station have been the subject of two phases of a traffic scheme experiment – all with the aim of improving traffic flows around the area.

Phase one closed Station Road completely at the bridge, turned Burnham Lane southern section southbound (reversing the one way), created at a roundabout at the junction of Burnham Lane and Buckingham Avenue, turned the Station Road ‘triangle’ one way and moved the bus stops into the triangle.

Phase two reopened Station Road but northbound only, keeping all the other aspects of phase one.

The report to cabinet recommends keeping the second part of the experiment as the permanent option.

Savio DeCruz, head of transport and highways, said: “Phase one of the scheme was extremely unpopular with a large number of people and caused significant congestion.

“Phase two has relieved the congestion whilst still improving traffic flows and journey times in the area and we are recommending this as the best solution.”

Councillor Fiza Matloob, commissioner for transport and highways, said: “It is apparent that phase two of the experiment has been more popular than phase one and with the permanent scheme we are also addressing some of the concerns residents had about pedestrian safety.

“I will be recommending this to cabinet.”

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