Highways update: New filter lanes added

Highway Works

Key highway works along London Road, in Binfield are progressing well.  The works between Coppid Beach roundabout and Murrell Hill Lane that began in January saw some delays due to the proximity of existing services not being located as per records. To ensure work was carried out effectively Bellway Homes’ relocated, replotted and planned new works along the route. The developer is overseeing the work to create two new dedicated access roads to the north of London Road, near John Nike Way,  and its new development, Amen Corner.

Since September 2nd the right-hand filter lane along London Road (from the A329m) into John Nike Way was re-opened after a diversion was set up to carry out the important highway works.

All areas of the highway works are segregated into phases depending on the location. Each location and works have to be approved and signed off by Bracknell Forest Council.

The final filter lanes are now being installed to three sides of the carriageways along London Road, to enable traffic entering the project to have a priority lane, this will also be evident when exiting the project heading towards Binfield.

Main junction works that will consist of new traffic signals, CCTV cameras, APNR cameras, and footpaths are now under construction heading towards Wokingham and Bracknell.

Timescales for these works have to be carried out during off peak times, between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Development project manager, Gary Hurley, comments: “Recent works carried out, outside of these hours included work on the projects foul water system. These works were carried out during working hours and also at weekends to assist in timescales, some disruptions were received but prior to works commencing our designs were reviewed to incorporate multiple service crossings in this area, in turn saving further disruption in the future.

“Bellway Homes’ road safety team consider each route and lane closure carefully. The requirement for road safety and how the works will be undertaken have to be changed on a regular basis to protect the workforce while maintaining traffic flow at all times.”

The works will be carried out by highways specialists Walkers Construction in conjunction with PJ Brown on behalf of Bellway Homes and the flow of traffic and the works will be monitored and inspected by Bracknell Forest Council.

The works required by the local authority are scheduled to be concluded by the end of this year.