Bracknell Forest Council has successfully secured funds to carry out road improvement works to the A3095 between the Hanworth roundabout and Golden Retriever roundabout.
This section of the A3095 currently experiences congestion and the new improvement scheme will provide more reliable journey times and create more capacity for growth in the borough.
In order to complete the current design phase, the council needs to undertake a series of surveys and material tests to reduce the risk of unforeseen problems occurring during the construction phase. Having considered all options for undertaking the surveys, the least disruptive method will result in full overnight road closures of the A3095 between Hanworth roundabout and Golden Retriever roundabout, from 4 February to 20 February, 2019. This will enable unrestricted access to the road and will keep disruption levels to an absolute minimum.
Whilst the road closures are in place, full diversion routes will be available and alternative access arrangements for affected businesses, residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times. The works will take place from Monday – Friday between 8.30pm and 6am and every effort will be made to shorten these periods. The buses that cross the A3095 will continue to run.
The main construction phase of the scheme is due to start in January 2020 and will consist of the following:
- widening of the A3095 Crowthorne Road to form a continuous two lane carriageway in the southbound direction,
- extended exit and entry lanes on the northbound carriageway,
- conversion of the Golden Retriever roundabout (Nine Mile Ride junction with the A3095 Crowthorne Road) to crossroads with traffic lights,
- layout changes to the Hanworth roundabout including full time traffic lights,
- lengthening of the existing subway structures beneath the A3095 Crowthorne Road
Once complete, the A3095 improvement scheme will contribute towards:
- more reliable journey times,
- the ability for local residents to move more easily around the local road network,
- reduced congestion which in turn improves air quality,
- improved landscaping wherever achievable (such as trees and planting),
- a fully renewed road surface, free from defects, which will reduce noise pollution,
- improved road drainage to remove known localised flooding issues
Cllr Chris Turrell, executive member for planning and transport said:
“The A3095 improvement scheme will improve the borough’s road network as well as contributing to the council’s current plans for development growth, including the existing plan for delivering a further 6500 dwellings by 2026.
“Local residents and businesses will be provided with further information well in advance and throughout the build programme. We will also be ensuring the public are aware of road closures in advance and continue to plan all improvement works carefully to minimise disruption.”
Residents can view the concept design and find more information on the improvement scheme online.