Regeneration road improvements enter final phase
9 May 2017
The final phase of road improvements to help traffic flow around the regenerated Bracknell town centre will start this month with all construction work due to be completed by late-June.
The work, which has seen major traffic gateways into the town centre improved ahead of The Lexicon's opening in September, will enter the re-surfacing phase from mid-May. This phase includes:
- Resurfacing Station Roundabout: this work will require five overnight closures so it can be carried out quickly and safely. The junction and all its approaches will be closed between 8pm and 6am on May 15-18, and to accommodate community events in the nearby area it will close at 10.30pm on Friday, 19 May and will re-open at 6am on Saturday, 20 May.*
- Resurfacing of Western Roundabout and Millennium Way: The council has combined the two resurfacing programmes to reduce the impact on road users. The work will take place between 30 May and 10 June with road closures Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am. There will be a phased closure of Millennium Way and Western Roundabout (and all its approaches) during this time - this is one of the final parts of the work to upgrade Millennium Way, which will become the main road into the new The Avenue car park.
The work forms the final phase of the council's programme to upgrade the main approaches to Bracknell town centre ahead of The Lexicon's opening on 7 September. The work has included improvements to High Street, Weather Way, Bond Way, Millennium Way, Station Roundabout/ Market Street and The Ring.
Andrew Hunter, chief officer for planning transport and countryside, said: "The resurfacing taking place in May and June is the final piece of the extensive improvement work.
"With a newly regenerated town centre comes a significant increase in traffic, therefore we have planned all the improvement work well in advance of The Lexicon's opening, this will enable us to better manage the expected increase."
*The work on 19 May will start later to accommodate events at the Kerith Centre.
Residents and businesses in the affected areas have all been informed by the council of the works and access arrangements. Other road users will need to follow the signed diversion route.