Work to improve the A3095 Crowthorne Road between the Hanworth and Golden Retriever roundabouts, will start on 15 June.
The initial phase of work will include:
- significant road construction
- new highway drainage
- an extended subway beneath Crowthorne Road
This initial phase of work is expected to take around 12 weeks. Contractors will work 7 days per week, usually between 7am and 6pm to make sure quick progress can be made and any evening noise disruption is avoided where possible.
In order for the work to be carried out safely, the A3095 will be closed to northbound traffic between the Golden Retriever and Hanworth roundabouts. The subway between Hanworth Road and Great Hollands will also be closed to pedestrians during this period. Diversion routes will be signed for traffic and pedestrians throughout the closures. Southbound traffic will be unaffected.
Following the 12-week northbound closure, work will continue with lane restrictions at each roundabout junction until completion in autumn 2021, with disruption kept to a minimum wherever possible.
Cllr Chris Turrell, Executive Member for Planning and Transport, said:
“It had always been our intention to start this work in summer 2020, however, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to follow Public Health England guidelines, additional pre-planning work has been necessary.
“As part of this planning work we have considered a number of factors, including the advantage of carrying out this work while traffic is currently lighter and the reduced impact to the public, amenities and businesses at this time.
“This section of the A3095 becomes congested in both directions and future traffic growth means these two junctions need to be improved. The scheme will ensure traffic flow is maintained along this important corridor and that local communities can join or cross the A3095 safely.
“All work will be undertaken in-line with relevant COVID-19 guidance.”
This work is in partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
You can see the latest updates on our A3095 improvements page.