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Roads and travel news archive

  • Pre-driver training event on Thursday 13 April Photo of young people learning to driveTeenagers in the Wokingham Borough will be starting their journey to becoming a safe new driver at a FREE pre-driver training event on Thursday 13 April. 14 March 2017
  • Fourth phase of A329 cycleway about to start Chain on a bikeWork is due to start next week (20 March) on the fourth section of the new A329 Reading Road cycleway – a 1.5km stretch from Landen Grove through Woosehill Roundabout to Holt Lane. 14 March 2017
  • Maintaining roadside grips – daytime closures Grips help drain water from roadsWokingham Borough Council will be re-cutting highways drainage grips on certain roads across the borough, between now (December) and February. 01 March 2017
  • Basingstoke Road and Hyde End Road – temporary closure Photo of a road temporarily closed sign12 to 16 December (five nights) between 9pm and 6am 01 March 2017
  • Proposed changes to school crossing patrols Photo of a child and a parent walking to schoolWokingham Borough Council continually reviews the value of its non-statutory services, and in this context has been considering the effectiveness of pedestrian crossings as a proven, efficient and... 01 March 2017
  • Next stage of Market Place plans Artists' impression of what Market Place could look likeWork is due to start on 1 March to remove four trees from Market Place in Wokingham town centre, as part of multi-million pound plans to refurbish the area. 27 February 2017
  • Nine Mile Ride footway for Finchampstead pupils Pupils walking to schoolWokingham Borough Council is providing a new Safe Route to School to provide a continuous path for Finchampstead pupils to walk to the new Bohunt School in Arborfield. The route is along Nine Mile... 15 February 2017
  • M4 J10 closed 11 November RoadworksHighways England (HE) plans to close the junction 10 slip road from the M4 eastbound onto the A329M (towards Reading) overnight on 11 November. 03 February 2017
  • Youngsters get behind the wheel at Drive Start Photo of young people learning to driveYoungsters get behind the wheel at Drive Start 18 January 2017
  • Winter driving advice with car maintenance checks Photo of a car park in the snowTo help Wokingham Borough residents to be as prepared as possible, Wokingham Borough Council's road safety team is offering free winter driving advice and car maintenance checks at Tesco Superstore,... 16 January 2017
  • Market Place trial holes Artists' impression of what Market Place could look likeWokingham Town Council is due to begin digging a total of 22 trial holes near the Town Hall, starting on 9 January, as part of plans to refurbish Market Place. 06 January 2017
  • Highways England major maintenance on the M4/ J10 RoadworksFrom Monday 17 October, Highways England (HE) is due to start work at Junction 10 of the M4 on two projects on the slip roads linking the motorway with the A329 (M). 22 December 2016
  • Preparing for winter weather Photo of flooding in ShinfieldIt's your responsibility to protect your property from flooding, so follow these handy tips to help prepare you. 13 December 2016
  • Shinfield Eastern Relief Road now due to open next year Road openingFreezing temperatures, last minute construction glitches and a busy schedule of roadworks nearby have pushed the opening of the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (SERR) into early next year. 09 December 2016
  • Free Saturday daytime parking this festive period Photo of a car park in the snowAfter the success of last year's scheme, Wokingham Borough Council is proud to announce that free daytime car parking on the three Saturdays (December 3, 10 and 17) leading up to Christmas is... 29 November 2016
  • Council driving towards more electric car charging points Photo of an electric car being chargedSix electric car charging points have been installed across the Wokingham Borough; at the council offices on Shute End, Old Forest Road, and two at Winnersh and Mereoak Park and Rides. 15 November 2016
  • Wargrave Road – Temporary closed RoadworksWargrave Road will be closed between overnight (between 8pm and 6am) from Monday 10 October until Monday 24 October between A4 Bath Road and Wargrave High Street. 10 October 2016
  • Your Time to Shine Your Time to Shine graphicNext month (October), Wokingham Borough Council will be running a competition in partnership with My Journey Wokingham and Safer Roads Wokingham to highlight the importance of being seen during the... 30 September 2016
  • Billy the Beacon and friends teach children about road safety Road safety roadshow with Louis TaylorMore than 3,000 pupils at Wokingham Borough primary and pre-schools will be welcoming a special guest during the next three weeks (October 3 to 20) when road safety guru Louis Taylor teaches them all... 30 September 2016
  • Final prep for civil parking enforcement application ParkingThe final piece of preparation for Wokingham Borough Council's application for Civil Parking Enforcement powers has this week (29 September) been agreed. 30 September 2016
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