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Winnersh Relief Road

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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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Background

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.

Value for money and business case

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Current project status

  • Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1- Opened to traffic in June 2018, this phase of the Winnersh Relief Road (WRR) was officially opened by Mayor Councillor John Kaiser in September 2018  
  • Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2- Planning consent for this phase of WRR was granted in October 2018 and detailed design work has begun. With construction planned to start in late 2019 and the relief road opening to traffic in summer 2021 and will connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road
  • Lower Earley Way Dualling -  We will be widening of the road to provide 2 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.

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Updates about Winnersh Relief Road

For a more details about Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 and Lower Earley Way Dualling sign up for newsletter updates by emailing: WRR@balfourbeatty.com. 

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