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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) was a developer led project being delivered by the University of Reading. The road was built by Swindon Contractor Hocktief UK for the University of Reading.

It is part of the new roads and facilities needed to deliver the Shinfield Parish Major Development.

See the major new roads map. See the Shinfield Parish Major Development webpage. See the Shinfield Parish Major Development progress map.


You can view the work location on Google Maps.


Construction started in January 2015 and was completed in late 2017.


The new road was 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 3m wide footway/cycleway

Traffic management

Work took place in multiple locations on the existing highway network with the following measures:

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

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