Improving health and traffic congestion
We've carried out extensive work on the A329 to encourage residents to use more sustainable ways of getting around. The aim is not only to save residents money and improve their health, but also to help reduce congestion and improve air quality.
We are set to begin the next phase of work, on London Road, Wokingham, between the Coppid Beech roundabout / A329M interchange and Wokingham town centre.
The number of residents cycling around the Borough has significantly increased and we expect that with work about to start on the next the number of residents commuting via car will decrease further.
London Road, Wokingham, construction works
The latest phase of the cycleway will take place on London Road, Wokingham, between Binfield Road and William Heelas Way, near Coppid Beech roundabout.This will begin towards the end of May, with the project scheduled for completion in late summer.
The works will also include resurfacing of the road, at the end of the programme, which will involve some overnight closures of the road.
In 2017 work was completed between Aspen Place and Station Approach, in Wokingham, including major work on the kerbs and re-aligning the carriageway. This was the most recent phase of the works.
It follows previous phases of the work between the Three Tuns, in Earley, and just beyond Winnersh Crossroads between 2014 and 2016. Once it is completed, the new route links Newbury, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and Ascot – forming a new National Cycle Route (NCN422).
It will fulfill our commitment to provide a portion of the new national cycle route between Reading and Windsor Great Park.
Signs are put up to say that the work will take place on the roads. The council will also send you a notification letter in advance of work starting if you live in the area. This will include:
- How you can access your property during the works
- If any road closures or diversions are needed
- What the expected start and finish dates are
- What the site working hours will be
- What type of work we will carry out
- What will change or improve
For further information, read our London Road cycleway frequently asked questions (PDF document.)
Work will be completed in 11 phases, starting from Rances Lane, working towards Coppid Beech roundabout and then back up towards St Crispin’s School.
It will take place on the footpath/cycleway alongside the road into Wokingham first, before switching over to the footpath/cycleway alongside the road out of town.
Documents and drawings
Note in the documents below the drawings phase 7 and 8 (part 1) show a pedestrian crossing which is no longer being built as part of the scheme. It was found to create a pinch point for cyclists it's been removed. The new signalised crossing outside the Three Frogs pub nearby will provide a safe crossing point. Updated drawings will be added soon.