As in previous years, Ascot Racecourse has worked with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) to produce a traffic plan to try to minimise disruption to those living in the area around the racecourse during Royal Ascot.
The below illustrative map shows the major traffic management measures for 2017.
Can we draw your particular attention to the new plans for the Winkfield Road to be run as a one-way system between 10:30-13:30. The traffic planning authorities, including the Racecourse, believe this will improve access to the car parks.
In order to effectively manage the traffic during the week and identify potential improvements for the future , an extended network of cameras will be installed around the local networks.
Manual management of key traffic points should help to reduce delays from all approaches.
We hope these measures will go some way towards reducing the inconvenience caused by this large sporting event and we appreciate your understand.
Arrival Phase (Morning, Approx 10:30-13:30)
One way traffic southbound, along A332 Windsor Road, from the junction with Lovel Lane to Shepherds White roundabout
One way traffic southbound, along A330 Winkfield Road, from the Shepherds White roundabout to the junction with New Mile Road.**NEW FOR 2017**
Road closure Northbound at the junction between A330 Winkfield Road and New Mile Road. **NEW FOR 2017**
Northbound traffic on the A332 Windsor Road, arriving at Shepherds White roundabout will be directed left, down the Winkfield Road A330.
Departure Phase (Afternoon, Approx 16:00-20:00)
One way traffic northbound, along A332 Windsor Road, from the Burleigh Road roundabout to Shepherds White roundabout
One way traffic northbound, along A330 Winkfield Road, Holloways tunnel junction with A330 Winkfield Road to Shepherds White roundabout.
One way traffic northbound, along A330 Winkfield Road, from the Shepherds White roundabout to Peanut Roundabout.
All rtaffic will be eastbound only on New Mile Road, between Winkfield Road and Cheapside Road.
Coaches are not permitted along the High Street between the roundabouts at the top of Station Hill and Heatherwood Hospital.
There will be parking restrictions on the southern side of Cheapside Road from the Watersplash Lane junction to the Village Hall and on the northern side from the Watersplash Lane junction, for approximately 50 metres.
The High Street will be heaily congested in both directions during the arrival and departure periods, so for your own convenience please avoid this area at peak times.
Introduction of a Prohibition of U turns in the High Street.
Additional Parking Restrictions will be in place throughout the area to ease congestion and these measures will be vigouriusly enforced.
Council Parking Officers will be responsible for enforcement following parking offences and will arrange for the removal of vehicles for parking violations. The tow truck hired by the Council will be based at Heatherwood Roundabout.
Thames Valley Police will be responsible for removing vehicles that they deem to be causing an obstruciton or security threat. The TVP tow truck will be based in Car Park Z.
Every effort will be made to minimise the time these restrictions are in place and we thank residents in advance for their support and co-operation.