Drivers and pedestrians on King Street Lane and Longdon Road will see work starting this month on a new junction that will eventually form part of the Winnersh Relief Road.
The work on the new traffic light junction started in April and will last for about 17 weeks. It will have minimal impact on drivers in the initial stages (approximately the first five weeks) as the work will not be on the carriageway so no temporary traffic lights are needed.
Later the work will require a single lane closure with traffic lights, and possibly a full closure for surfacing. No traffic management will be used on the carriageway in the morning and evening rush hours (from 7 to 9.30am and 3.30 to 6.30pm weekdays) unless an application to vary this has been issued. Any such change would be advertised in advance.
Once the new junction at King Street Lane is completed, work is due to begin on 7 August on a new traffic light junction at Lower Earley Way North - also part of the Winnersh Relief Road project. This work is also expected to take about 17 weeks. It will avoid lane closures as much as possible, but will need single lane closures with traffic lights and a possible full closure for surfacing. Again, no traffic management will be used on the carriageway in rush hour unless an application to vary has been issued. Any such change would be advertised in advance.
Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor for the roadworks is Hope and Clay Ltd and any queries about onsite issues should be first directed to them by phone: (07831) 811 910 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The current timetable for the phase one works is:
- King Street Lane / Longdon Lane and Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 junction 10 April for about 17 weeks.
- Lower Earley Way / Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 junction: 7 August for about 17 weeks.
When fully completed, the Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 will link Lower Earley Way North (B3270) to King Street Lane / Longdon Road.
This is part of the full Winnersh Relief Road that will eventually (subject to full planning consent) link Lower Earley Way North (B3270) to the Reading Road (A329), via the King Street Lane Junction and will also ultimately provide access to the Hatch Farm Dairy housing development and ease congestion at the Winnersh Crossroads.
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