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 will connect 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
The first phase of the Winnersh Relief Road, which has been built by the developer Bovis, is now open.
We have submitted a full planning application for Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 which, subject to planning consent, would connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.
Subject to successfully obtaining planning permission for Phase 2, detailed design work would be produced incorporating any planning conditions with construction planned to begin in late 2019 and the relief road opening to traffic in summer 2021.