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 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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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.
Phase 1 of the Relief Road connects the B3270 Lower Earley Way to the B3030 King Street Lane and provides access to the new Hatch Farm Dairies housing development.
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 on the A329 Reading Road, north of the M4 overbridge.
The final part of this project is the widening and dualling on Lower Earley Way between Showcase Roundabout the junction with Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1.
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. Construction is planned to start in late 2019 and the relief road will be open to traffic in Autumn 2020, connecting the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.
Lower Earley Way Dualling - The road will be widened to provide two lanes in each direction, between the Loddon Roundabout, near Showcase Cinema, and the new junction with the Winnersh Relief Road.
Value for money and business case