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Shinfield Eastern relief road

Shinfield Eastern relief road

Why a Shinfield Eastern relief road is being built

The Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (ERR) is a developer led project being delivered by the University of Reading. 

It is part of new roads and facilities needed to deliver the South of M4 Strategic Development Location. 

The road is being built by Swindon based Contractor Hochtief UK.


You can view the work location on Google Maps.


Construction started in January 2015.


The new road is being built with the following parts:

  • A new overbridge across the M4 motorway connecting the existing Blackboy Roundabout to a new 3 arm signalised junction south of the M4
  • A 2km length of single carriageway road running eastwards from the new signalised junction, crossing Cutbush Lane and joining the existing A327, Arborfield Road at a new roundabout located between the Parrot Farmhouse and Magpie and Parrot Public House
  • A one-way gyratory around the existing Lane End Farmhouse, linking the existing A327 Shinfield Road, at its junction with Cutbush Lane junction with the new 3 arm signalised junction south of the M4
  • Conversion of the old M4 overbridge to provide a bus lane and 3.0m wide footway/cycleway

Traffic management

Work will take place in multiple locations on the existing highway network with measures likely to include:

  • Phased traffic management
  • Lane restrictions peak time and off peak
  • Temporary traffic lights
  • Phased road closures
  • Some night work

Details will be decided and agreed as the work progresses.

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