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A308 roundabout reconstruction begins

The original roundabout on the A308 Maidenhead Road
Image caption Construction to restore the roundabout will take up to three weeks and cost £21,000

Work has begun to restore a "popular" roundabout in Windsor which was removed ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead starts applying road markings on the A308 Maidenhead Road junction with Mill Lane and Parsonage Lane on Friday.

Construction will take up to three weeks and cost £21,000.

A spokesman said: "Work is set to start to bring back the popular roundabout on the A308 Maidenhead Road after overwhelming public support."

'Minimum disruption'

During a consultation the council received 2,032 responses with 1,507 in favour of it being reintroduced.

Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "The previous roundabout was removed in June 2012 as part of temporary traffic management measures for the Olympic Games transport hub at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

"I'm delighted that residents were given the chance to tell their council what they wanted.

"As the majority consensus is that the roundabout should return, I'm pleased that work to bring this about will start."

Mr Hill added that disruption would be kept "to an absolute minimum".

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