Schedule of work
- Summer 2018: Detailed design complete and planning conditions discharged
- Autumn 2018: Data collection including archaeological and environmental studies
- Late Autumn 2018: Site preparation and utilities re-routing
- Early 2019: Construction begins
- Autumn: Open to for traffic four months ahead of schedule
This project on Lower Earley Way has involved widening of the road to provide 2 lanes in each direction, between the Loddon Roundabout, near Showcase Cinema, and the new junction with the Winnersh Relief Road.
These dualling works have taken place to accommodate the forecast traffic, which will be introduced by the completion of the Winnersh Relief Road (WRR). We have realigned the existing footway/cycleway and added a new footway to the eastern side of the road.
The works to deliver the Lower Earley Way dualling scheme have involved widening the northbound carriageway, including renewing the kerb, existing surface water drainage infrastructure, road markings, road signs and other street furniture and resurfacing the road.
Current project status
Dualling works on Lower Earley Way have now been completed significantly ahead of schedule.
Favourable weather through the build period meant that less time was lost due to poor ground conditions than anticipated.
More importantly, good planning and well managed delivery meant that a number of the significant risks identified at the start of the project were able to be avoided.
Works including planting and landscaping along the carriageway will be carried out at a later date with the majority of these works taking place off the road and without the need for lane closures or temporary traffic lights.