Map of Winnersh Relief Road (click on 'Zoom' to view)
Why we're building a Winnersh Relief Road
Once completed the Winnersh Relief Road will reduce existing congestion through Winnersh village and on the wider road network. It has also been designed to provide additional capacity, which will help the Borough meet its objectives for housing and economic growth, and job creation. The new road once opened will also improve existing routes and create new connections for pedestrians and cyclists that live and work in the area between King Street Lane and Reading Road.
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Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 connects the B3270 Lower Earley Way to the B3030 King Street Lane. Phase 2 will connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road. The scheme includes an extension to the existing Longdon Road and a new roundabout junction location on the A329 Reading Road, north of the M4 overbridge.
Current project status
Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 - Opened to traffic in June 2018, this phase of the WRR was officially opened by Mayor Cllr John Kaiser in September 2018.
Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 - A full planning application for this second phase of the WRR has been submitted and subject to planning consent it will connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.
Subject to planning permission being obtained for phase 2, detailed design work will be produced, incorporating any planning conditions, with construction planned to start in late 2019 and the relief road opening to traffic in summer 2021.
Lower Earley Way Dualling - We will be widening of the road to provide two lanes in each direction, between the Loddon Roundabout, near Showcase Cinema, and the new junction with the Winnersh Relief Road.
Detailed design started in Spring 2018 and enabling works are currently taking place to assess the site for accommodating the road dualling.