With work progressing quickly on the town houses to the western edge of Elms Field, and the first owners set to move in this summer, Wokingham Borough Council will soon make some changes to how people access the roads surrounding the park.
From Thursday 17 June, Earle Crescent, the new road which runs round Elms Field park and links Wellington Road to the remaining section of Elms Road and the Plaza car park, will fully open to vehicles and pedestrians. At the same time Biscoe Way, the road connecting from the corner of Earle Crescent (by the park) to Shute End (by the Council Civic offices), will close for around 12 months to allow David Wilson Homes to safely construct the final phase of homes along this section of road.
“The new homes around Elms Field are progressing really well and it’s exciting to see the first residents getting ready to move in.” Said Cllr John Kaiser, executive member for housing and finance. “The quality of the work done by our partners, David Wilson Homes, is fantastic and you can see why the properties are proving so popular with people looking to live in Wokingham.
“We need to restrict Biscoe Way temporarily to allow the final phases of homes to be built safely over the coming year. However, once completed, we will be able to reopen the road again and allow people to benefit properly from being able to access the park and The Plaza car park from both Shute End and Wellington Road.”
Access to the council’s Shute End office car park and the surge testing centres will be via the Shute End and Station Road entrances only, there will be no through access to the park.
Any vehicles wishing to access Elms Road, Waterford Way, Ellison Way or The Plaza will need to follow the diversion signs taking vehicles along Shute End, Station Road, Wellington Road and Earle Crescent.
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