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Council’s Executive to review 2019/20 transport programme

The council’s annual plan for transport improvements is due to be reviewed by Bracknell Forest Council’s Executive when they meet on Tuesday 12 March.

If approved by the Executive, the council’s decision making body, the 2019/20 integrated transport capital programme will be implemented which will result in transport improvements across the borough to:

  • improve access and mobility for residents
  • increase road capacity and reduce congestion
  • improve road safety, residential parking and traffic management

The 2019/20 integrated transport programme, which details the schemes across the borough, is available online.

Historically the programme has been funded by a grant from central government alongside contributions from housing developers with sites located in the borough. However, Bracknell Forest Council continues to be successful in securing more funding from government through successful bids to the Local Growth Fund and The National Productivity Investment Fund and so an extra £4m will be spent in 2019/20.

Working with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Transport past successful bids have provided money for significant projects including the Warfield Link Road, Coral Reef Junction, A329 London Road improvements (Martins Heron junction) and more recently towards the Downshire Way dual-carriageway scheme and A3095 improvements.

Cllr Chris Turrell, Executive Member for Planning and Transport, said:

"I am delighted that Bracknell Forest Council has secured £4m of extra funding through successful government bids. This is a significant achievement and, if the integrated transport capital programme is approved, this additional money will contribute towards our continued investment in road improvement works across the borough”.