Downshire Way junction improvement work set to conclude

12 April 2017

Improvement works to help ease congestion on Downshire Way will conclude in May.

The works are to create a new left turn filter lane for Old Bracknell Lane West traffic joining Downshire Way, and to widen both sides of Downshire Way to accommodate the new filter lane. This will help traffic to flow more consistently on this key road.

The road widening is expected to be completed by the end of April, after complications with works on the northern side of Downshire Way caused a slight delay. There will then be overnight resurfacing of both carriageways during the week commencing Monday, 8 May.

Downshire Way will be closed overnight, 8pm-6am, for four nights for the resurfacing, with access to residential and business properties maintained.

The right-turn lane from Downshire Way in to Old Bracknell Lane West will be re-introduced after the resurfacing work so road markings for the turning can be restored.

This project, which began in January, is the final piece of planned improvement work to the A329/ A322 corridor prior to the opening of the town centre redevelopment.

Cllr Chris Turrell, executive member for planning and transport, said: "We apologise for the unavoidable delay to these works which will help to keep vehicles moving on this key road.

"I would like to thank drivers and residents for their ongoing patience during these works which are the final stage of future proofing on the A322 / A329 corridor prior to the town centre re-opening."

Updates on the project are available at www.bracknellforest.gov.uk/downshirewayjunctionimprovements.

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