Wokingham main station link road work0
Work started on September 30 creating from Reading Road a temporary access for the construction machinery and vehicles needed to build the new station link road scheme in Wokingham.
The road is the vital element in the multi-million pound scheme to transform the town’s train station into a 21st century travel centre, ease local traffic congestion and make the route safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Wokingham Borough Council is creating this new highway between Reading and Wellington Roads. Network Rail and South West Trains are redeveloping the station, which is due to be opened to passengers in the next few weeks in advance of its official opening in November.
Preparation of the station link road site for the main construction works has been ongoing for months, and has now finished.
The borough council and its contractor are now finalising plans to minimise as much as possible traffic and noise disruption for local residents and motorists when the main works start.
Following completion of the temporary access onto Reading Road, work will begin on the northern section of the link road starting with earthworks and drainage.
Construction of the new signal junction onto Reading Road is expected to start immediately after Christmas. The southern section of the link road will be finished next spring.
The final element of work – a new signal junction at Station Road and Wellington Road – will start next summer. The entire scheme is due to be finished by the autumn.