Customer update on coronavirus
Work on the A3095 is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Every effort has been made to complete work as quickly as possible. Where this has not been possible, areas have been left in a safe state and work halted.
Latest update - 27 March 2020
Preparation works to clear trees and vegetation within the areas of construction started in February.
The main construction phase is planned to start during the summer. Local residents and businesses will be given detailed information well in advance.
The scheme involves modifying both the Hanworth and Golden Retriever junctions to make sure that future traffic demands on the A3095 can be managed effectively and that local communities will be able to access this busy corridor safely.
This will include the following:
- extending the entry and exit lanes for both junctions
- adding a ‘fly-through’ lane on the central island of Hanworth Roundabout for south-bound traffic and installing full-time traffic signals at the junction
- converting the Golden Retriever Roundabout to a traffic signalised crossroads
- introducing new signalised pedestrian and cycle crossings on Nine Mile Ride and the A3095 Crowthorne Road at the Golden Retriever junction to assist local communities
- providing a new signalised junction, including signalised 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 - enhancing the natural environment through measures such as tree planting, hedgerow creation, meadow enrichment and the creation of wildlife habitats alongside the improved road scheme
Crowthorne Road will remain as a single lane carriageway - the scheme no longer includes widening of the A3095 Crowthorne Road between the 2 junctions.
Details of the highway improvement scheme design can now be viewed on the plans provided below.
Why is the scheme needed?
This section of the A3095 becomes congested in both directions. To meet the needs of current and future road users, we need to improve these two junctions to allow traffic to flow more freely along and across this important junction.
Future traffic growth means that these 2 junctions will need to be improved. This is so that traffic flow is maintained along this important corridor and that local communities are able to join or cross the A3095 safely.
The scheme will also contribute to our plans for development in the borough.
You can view the design of the scheme on the maps below.
The detailed design for the scheme is now almost complete. Preparation for construction will start in late February 2020. This will involve clearing vegetation within the areas of construction works and creating the site compound for the contractor to use. We will also be arranging for some utility apparatus (gas and electricity) to be relocated.
The main construction phase will start later in the year, during the summer months. Local residents and businesses will be given detailed information on these works and any associated disruption well in advance. All attempts will be made to reduce the length of the constriction period and minimise inconvenience
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.