Cash for roads after Reading to Wokingham scheme scrapped
Funding earmarked for a travel route to connect two Berkshire boroughs will be used for road improvements instead after plans were scrapped.
A Mass Rapid Transit between Reading and Wokingham was scrapped after councillors blocked the £20m proposals.
Concerns were raised that the scheme would ruin a "lovely unspoilt area".
It means cash has been released and plans have been put forward to build a £4m bridge in Barkham, Wokingham, in order to ease congestion.
Councillors had said the plans looked "like a concrete jungle being dumped onto Wokingham Borough".
As part of the new proposals, Berkshire Local Transport Body has allocated £4.3m towards building a new bridge alongside the existing crossover in Barkham by 2021.
The two bridges would facilitate two-way traffic through the current bottleneck, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
Currently, the existing bridge is only wide enough to support single-lane traffic and operates via a give-way system.
Elsewhere, cash will be spent for a park and ride in the town and to increase spaces at Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride.