Latest update – 25 May 2021
New permanent traffic signals are now in operation at the Golden Retriever junction, Hanworth roundabout and Ringmead and Hanworth Road junction.
As with all new junctions, there will be a period of adjustment as drivers get used to the new layout and how best to use the available traffic lanes. The council will also be making adjustments to the traffic light operation at the same time. This process usually takes about a month as traffic patterns begin to settle and driver experiences improve.
There will continue to be works on the verges at both junctions which will require lane closures to allow the remaining work to be carried out safely.
Operation of the new Hanworth Roundabout
The layout of Hanworth Roundabout has been changed so it now has a fly-through in the middle.
The way in which this roundabout operates is slightly different to a normal roundabout. Traffic going southbound on the A3095 from Mill Lane to Crowthorne Road will use the fly-through. Traffic for all other directions will go round the roundabout.
The diagram below shows the paths for traffic to take through the junction.
Resurfacing of the A3095 Crowthorne Road
There will be closures of Crowthorne Road between the Hanworth and Golden Retriever junctions from 9:30am to 4pm on:
- Monday 7 June
- Tuesday 8 June
- Wednesday 9 June
This is so that a new defect free carriageway surface can be laid. Because of the materials which will be used on the road, this work has had to wait until we can be certain that the weather will be warm enough not to affect the surface while it is laid.
If adverse weather occurs during the planned surfacing works, they may start later and be completed later than the dates above. Our contractor will place information boards at various locations near to the works area a few days before the works commence, confirming the start date and duration. General advanced warning signs will also be in place ahead of the works.
About the improvements
The council has been successful in securing funds to undertake improvement work to the A3095 Crowthorne Road at the Hanworth and Golden Retriever roundabouts. This work is in partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Typically, this section of the A3095 experiences congestion which presents challenges for traffic movements and also acts as a constraint to ongoing growth within Bracknell Forest and the wider region.
As part of this planning work, we have taken account of the following:
- the likelihood of significantly reduced traffic flows for the foreseeable future
- a reduction in the number of business and amenities impacted by construction work
- the scale of work involved in this project
- the opportunity to avoid future disruption
Benefits of the improvements
This section of the A3095 becomes congested in both directions and future traffic growth means that these two junctions need to be improved. The scheme will make sure that traffic flow is maintained along this important corridor and that local communities can join or cross the A3095 safely. Work will include:
- adding a ‘fly-through’ lane on the central island of the Hanworth roundabout for south-bound traffic and installing full-time traffic signals at the junction
- converting the Golden Retriever roundabout to a crossroads with traffic lights
- extending the entry and exit lanes for both junctions
- introducing new signalised pedestrian and cycle crossings on Nine Mile Ride and the A3095 Crowthorne Road at the Golden Retriever junction, to help people cross safely
- providing a traffic light junction, including pedestrian crossings at the Ringmead junction with Hanworth Road - the operation of these signals will be linked to the Hanworth junction
- incorporating a ‘greenway’ initiative throughout the work – this will enhance the natural environment through tree planting, hedgerow creation, meadow enrichment and the creation of wildlife habitats alongside the improved road scheme
You can view the design of the scheme on the plans below.
Greenway – the Wild Way project
The Parks and Countryside team have been working with the Highways and Transport Department on the road improvement works to help deliver environmental improvement whilst offsetting the essential removal of some trees.
Find out more about this work on the Wild Way project page.