Poyle Road traffic scheme

Consultation

When:

The consultation has now closed.

What:

A width restriction scheme along Poyle Road, aiming to reduce HGV movements along predominantly residential roads and diverting them via roads more suitable to their needs.

Options

The three options presented are:

Option 1: Width restriction and bus gate near the Punch Bowl corner of Bath Road / Poyle Road
Introduction of a bus gate in the middle of the carriageway, with traffic islands to denote the bus route and assist pedestrians crossing the road. Buses would be able to use this lane in one direction at a time. Normal carriageway lanes in place either side of the bus lane, allowing regular traffic to use this route but not HGVs. 
View Option 1 (JPG)

Option 2: Southbound width restriction and bus lane on Poyle Road (South of Mathisen Way)
This option would involve the removal of the layby south of Mathisen Way, which would be replaced with a bus lane southbound, plus a southbound width restriction on the carriageway for HGVs, and an unrestricted northbound carriageway lane for all vehicles including HGVs. HGV traffic would have to enter the industrial estate (south of Mathisen Way) via Horton Road but would be able to exit via Bath Road.
View Option 2 (JPG)

Option 3: Northbound width restriction and bus lane on Poyle Road (South of Mathisen Way)
This option would also involve the removal of the layby south of Mathisen Way. The road would then be reconfigured to allow a northbound width restriction on the carriageway, a bus lane northbound, and an unrestricted southbound carriageway for all vehicles including HGVs. HGV traffic would be able to enter the industrial estate via Bath Road and would have to exit via Horton Road.
View Option 3 (JPG)

A ‘do nothing’ scenario is not an option.

Technical Drawings:

Significant Decision report

Why:

A public consultation was held in Autumn 2016 proposing a single option for the scheme – the introduction of a bus gate and width restriction near the Punch Bowl corner of Bath Road / Poyle Road.

Following the public consultation in Autumn 2016, Slough Borough Council reviewed the responses from the consultation and investigated the alternative options for the scheme.

The aim is to reduce traffic levels on Poyle Road / Bath Road, improving the environment for all.

We believe the measures will:

  • reduce HGV movements through predominantly residential areas
  • divert HGVs along roads more suitable to their needs
  • reduce the problems currently experienced in the layby south of Mathisen Way
  • ensure bus routes and journey times are not impacted
  • improve road safety in the area

Have your say:

The consultation has now closed and responses are being collated. Further updates will be posted on this page when available.