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North Wokingham Distributor Road

North Wokingham Distributor Road

Why we're building a North Wokingham Distributor Road

There will be 4,000 new homes built in Wokingham by 2026 as part of our projects to build more houses. The North Wokingham Distributor Road (NWDR) will provide access to the new developments and help minimise the impact of increased traffic.

To find out more about the North Wokingham Major Development see the:  

    

Watch the fly-through video

Watch the video, below, showcasing the upcoming scheme to construct the next phases of the North Wokingham Distributor Road and Winnersh Relief Road. This is part of our £124 million Major Highways Project.

Project overview

The North Wokingham Distributor Road (NWDR) consists of 7 separate schemes, 4 of which are developer led (  Bell Foundry LaneMatthewsgreenKentwood Farmand  Keephatch Beech) and 3 that are being delivered by Wokingham Borough Council which are  West of Old Forest Road (WOFR),  Toutley Road and  Ashridge Farm.

Once completed, the NWDR will connect the A329 near the BP garage on Reading Road, with the A329(M) Reading to Bracknell motorway near the Coppid Beech roundabout junction. The new road will also provide a link from Winnersh to the A329(M) avoiding Wokingham town centre.

The NWDR will also provide access to the developments at Matthewsgreen, Kentwood Farm and Keephatch Beech and provide these areas with convenient and direct access to the motorway network as it will give access to both the A329 (M) and the M4.

Consultation on the route

In September and October 2013 we consulted on routes for the North Wokingham Distributor Road. We received around 1,500 responses. This was one of our biggest consultation responses ever. 

We collected lots of useful information and there was a clear public preference for Alternative B. Following some suggestions and concerns raised by the consultation on 27 March 2014 our Executive approved funding for further technical studies.

We refined the design detail of Alternative B to take account of these suggestions and concerns and we presented to the Executive this refined recommended route at the end of September 2015.  

 See the North Wokingham Distributor Road refinement options (PDF document)    

Other supporting documents for consultation on the route


Find out more

For more background information visit our major road projects document library.

To stay up to speed with all our Major Highways projects you can sign up to our Major New Roads Newsletter which offers you a summary of all the latest progress that we have made from planning applications to construction.

You can also read the latest North Wokingham Distributor Road Newsletter April 2019 (PDF Document).

Updates about the North Wokingham Distributor Road

For more detailed updates about: 

  • West of Old Forest Road
  • Astridge Farm
  • Toutley Road sections

Sign up to our contractor Balfour Beatty’s individual project update newsletters by emailing them at NWDR@balfourbeatty.com.

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