Latest update - 8 September 2020
Works are progressing well on the A3095 Crowthorne Road improvement.
The A3095 Crowthorne Road has now been reopened between the Golden Retriever Roundabout and Hanworth Roundabout.
During the 12 week northbound closure we were successful in lengthening the subway and widening the A3095 on its approaches to the roundabout junctions.
Works are now concentrating on both Golden Retriever and Hanworth Junctions which will be undertaken using lane closures as required.
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 A3095 Wild Way Project will concentrate on replanting areas of felled Pine along the roadside with native broad leaved species in a way that will minimise the view of the road. Evergreen species will also be planted, but as our native evergreens are slow growing, it will take them time to make a year round visual barrier.
In the wider area, the project focuses on creating habitat opportunities by planting trees and hedgerows, pulling out invasive Rhododendron and digging ponds in wet areas. Within woodlands, we will concentrate on the removal of invasive species and increasing plant diversity by adding ferns, bulbs and honeysuckle. Where planting trees is not possible, bulbs will be used instead. These will be a beautiful addition to the roadside verges and will improve their value for pollinators.
We will be working with Bracknell Town Council as they take care of many parks in the area. Works to the parks will include meadow creation, fruit tree planting, bulb planting and woodland improvements, although final agreements still need to be drawn up.