THE FIRST stage of the Winnersh Relief Road will open officially on June 11.

The relief road, connecting the B3270 Lower Early Way to the B3030 King Street Lane, will open on Monday June 11.

Part of a new new multi-million pound roads programme, this road is the first part of a new road network, which would connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.

Cllr Keith Baker, executive member for highways and transport, said: “The opening of phase one of the Winnersh Relief Road is an important milestone for us. The second phase of the road will, if approved, be built as part of the borough council’s Major Highways Project, a four-year programme which also includes Arborfield Cross Relief Road, South Wokingham Distributor Road and North Wokingham Distributor Road, as well as Barkham Bridge and improvements to Lower Earley Way.”

Wokingham Borough Council has submitted proposals for the second part of this road development, which is scheduled to potentially open in 2021.

The money for the road comes from the £400 million investment in planned infrastructure, including new schools, sports facilities, community centres, parks and open spaces, to support the growth of the borough.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2019.