The transformation of one of the main roads in Slough with a reduced speed limit and walking and cycling improvements is still out for public consultation.

Before Christmas, Slough Borough Council revealed its vision for changes to Farnham Road, which is the main south-north route linking the M4 junction 7 with Farnham and South Buckinghamshire.

The road has Slough Trading Estate to its west, with a diverse range of big box stores, eateries and supermarkets on either side of the road.

Slough Borough Council wants to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph along the main shopping area, stretching from the junction with Sheffield Road and Edinburgh Avenue to its junction with Essex Avenue (the turning for Lidl).

Initial CGIs show paving areas transformed with new cycle lanes and crossings, designed to encourage cycling.

These cycle lanes would link up to a new cycle route along Farnham Road and Bath Road, which runs from west to east in Slough.

The project has been dubbed ‘Destination Farnham Road’, with an aim to improve the area, enhance the local economy by supporting businesses and help neighbours who are impacted by the volume of car traffic.

The design is also aimed at improving bus journeys by removing laybys but increasing parking restrictions to ease journeys and ensure buses have easy access to the kerb.

Changes are desired to address existing problems in Farnham Road which include:

  • traffic congestion
  • high demand for parking
  • inconsiderate parking
  • crime and anti-social behaviour
  • rubbish left on the street
  • road safety concerns
  • poor air quality

Slough Borough Council is conducting changes to the road after it received £9.3 million in Levelling Up funding from the government in February last year.

The council is also investing an extra £1 million from other grants, bringing the total funding of the project to £10.3 million.

The council is holding in-person presentations to explain the project to residents, commuters and businesses, which will take place at The Centre in Farnham Road.

Consultation events will take place from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Thursday, January 25) and 3pm to 7pm on Thursday, February 1.

These form part of a full consultation which can be found on the Slough Citizen Space website.

The deadline for responses is 11.59pm on Sunday, February 11.