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Eton Dorney Olympic traffic plans displayed

Dorney Lake
Image caption About 30,000 spectators a day are expected during the Games

Residents concerned about the impact of visitors to Eton Dorney during the Olympics are being invited to see the traffic and parking plans.

The lake, which is owned by Eton College, in Berkshire, will host the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and flat water sprint canoeing events.

London Olympics organiser Locog is holding three drop-in sessions.

There are two sessions at Windsor Racecourse, on Thursday and Friday, and one at Taplow Sainsbury's on Saturday.

'Will be disruption'

The Olympic events are expected to draw up to 30,000 spectators a day.

The Olympic competitions at Eton Dorney, which is based just over the county border in Buckinghamshire, will run from 28 July to 11 August and the Paralympic events from 1 to 3 September.

Councillor Simon Dudley, from Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, said: "We are delighted that the Games will be right on our doorstep and we expect the borough to benefit from being recognised as an official host authority.

"However, realistically, there will be disruption for residents and businesses in the Eton Dorney area and for people using our roads and public transport networks.

"This is why the council has been working closely with Locog to ensure that local needs are not forgotten and that people will be able to carry on as far as possible with their normal daily routines."

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