The first phase of the Winnersh Relief Road (WRR), connecting the B3270 Lower Earley Way to the B3030 King Street Lane, is due to open on Monday 11 June. Built by the developer Bovis, the relief road will provide access to the new housing on the former Hatch Farm Dairies site.
The WRR as a whole is an important step towards putting the infrastructure in place to improve the resilience of Wokingham Boroughs road network by helping to relieve the existing congestion through Winnersh. Wokingham Borough Council has submitted a full planning application for WRR phase two which, subject to planning consent, would connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.
This multi-million pound strategic new roads programme, which is being built to assist in improving network resilience, is part of a £400 million investment in planned infrastructure, including new schools, sports facilities, community centres, parks and open spaces, to support the growth of the borough.
Subject to successfully obtaining planning permission, detailed design work will be produced with construction planned to begin in late 2019 and the relief road opening in summer 2021.
Cllr Keith Baker, executive member for highways and transport, said: “The opening of phase one of the Winnersh Relief Road is an important milestone for us. The second phase of the road will, if approved, be built as part of the borough council’s Major Highways Project, a four-year programme which also includes Arborfield Cross Relief Road, South Wokingham Distributor Road and North Wokingham Distributor Road, as well as Barkham Bridge and improvements to Lower Earley Way”
You can also ‘search Winnersh Relief Road’ on the above website for an overview of the project.