Key highway works along London Road in Binfield, between Coppid Beech roundabout and Murrell Hill Lane, that began at the start of this year are now almost complete. Bellway Homes has been overseeing the work to create two new dedicated access roads to the north of London Road, near John Nike Way, into its new development, Amen Corner.
This week the right turn into John Nike Way from London Road has been suspended. Drivers are advised to go to the roundabout at Blue Mountain Golf Centre and return back if they need access in to John Nike Way. It is set to reopen again on Friday 24th November. The X4 Reading Bus will continue to run along John Nike Way in both directions throughout this phase of the works.
The rest of the works, to enable Bellway to complete a toucan crossing, will continue for approximately four weeks. As well as the new accesses, works included widening the road, rebuilding the central reservation, and completing the shared footpath / cyclepath along London Road between Binfield and Wokingham.
Amen Corner (North), will consist of 377 new homes, comprising of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three, four and five-bedroom homes including a selection of private and affordable housing for first-time buyers, families, down-sizers and young people. A new primary school will create 210 new school places for children from the Binfield area, including a sports field and hard playground area, and is set to open in September 2019.
Amen Corner (North) will include significant areas of open space, a toddler’s playground and children’s activity trail. In addition, ecologists working on behalf of Bellway will also carry out works to restore and enhance the existing ancient woodland areas as well as create a new Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG). Interlinked green spaces will weave their way through the development, along with the important infrastructure to provide a sustainable urban drainage system and varied habitats.
Bellway Homes has worked closely with Bracknell Forest Council to minimise the disruption caused by the necessary highway improvement works. Twenty-four-hour access has been maintained for businesses located within this stretch of London Road throughout the duration of the works.
Advance Warning road signs are in place on the surrounding roads to warn motorists about the highway improvements prior to start for the duration of the works and advise of emergency contact details.
The works is being carried out by highway specialists Walkers Construction in conjunction with PJ Brown on behalf of Bellway Homes and the flow of traffic and the works is being monitored and inspected by Bracknell Forest Council.