Windsor and Eton relief road is given royal name

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The revamped Windsor and Eton relief road in Berkshire is to be named Royal Windsor Way, the borough council has revealed.

The A332 underwent a £7m upgrade ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, which was completed in summer 2011.

The Olympic canoeing and rowing events are to be held at nearby Eton Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire.

The new name was chosen by Windsor Town Forum from a list of suggestions made by residents.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Mayor Colin Rayner announced the name at a special reception in Windsor's Guildhall earlier.

Mr Rayner had been cabinet member for highways during the improvements to the road.

Signs are to be installed at the entrances to the relief road at Clarence Road roundabout, the M4 junction, the two slip roads at the junction with Maidenhead Road and the junction with the Eton spur road.

The first sign will be unveiled in July in time for the torch relay and the Olympic and Paralympic events at Dorney Lake.

Mr Rayner said: "For over 40 years, the stretch of the A332 between the M4 and the Clarence Road roundabout has been known simply as the relief road.

"With the Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics - and one year on from the completion of the works - this summer was the ideal time to finally give it a proper name."

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