Latest update - 14 January 2021
We have made good progress on the A3095 highway improvements at the Hanworth and Golden Retriever junctions. During the 12 week northbound closure of the A3095 over the summer, we lengthened the subway and widened the A3095 on the approaches to the junctions. Since then you may have noticed several areas of new carriageway works have been put in at both the junctions, along with related works such as laying new drainage.
Nine Mile Ride footway closure
Before Christmas we realigned and widened the footway on the north side of Nine Mile Ride between the Golden Retriever junction and Quintillis to make it into a shared footway and cycleway. We will need to close it again to lay a new surface to finish the work.
The footway on the north side of Nine Mile Ride between the Golden Retriever junction and Quintillis on will be closed between Monday 25 January and Friday 29 January.
There will be a signed diversion in place for the duration of the closure which is along Wooden Hill, Ringmead and the subway under the A3095 Crowthorne Road at Ringmead and Quintillis. See Nine Mile footway diversion map.
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.