MAJOR roadworks will cause disruption to drivers for 12 weeks as part of the A3095 will be closed next month.

The road will be closed to northbound traffic between the Golden Retriever and Hanworth roundabouts starting from June 15 but southbound traffic will not be affected.

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This marks the initial phase of the project, which includes road construction, highway drainage and an extended subway beneath Crowthorne Road.

Road workers will be working seven days a week from 7 am to 6 pm to make sure progress is quick and evening disruption is avoided.

The subway underneath Hanworth Road and Great Hollands will also be closed to pedestrians from Monday, June 15.

Following the three-month closure, work will continue with lane restrictions at each roundabout junction until the project is completed in autumn 2021.

Cllr Chris Turrell, Bracknell Forest Council’s transport boss, said: “It had always been our intention to start this work in summer 2020, however, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to follow Public Health England guidelines, additional pre-planning work has been necessary.

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“As part of this planning work we have considered a number of factors, including the advantage of carrying out this work while traffic is currently lighter and the reduced impact to the public, amenities and businesses at this time.

“This section of the A3095 becomes congested in both directions and future traffic growth means these two junctions need to be improved.

“The scheme will ensure traffic flow is maintained along this important corridor and that local communities can join or cross the A3095 safely.

“All work will be undertaken in-line with relevant Covid-19 guidance.”

The improvement works will include adding a fly-through lane on the central island of the Hanworth roundabout for south-bound traffic and installing full-time traffic signals at the junction.

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The Golden retriever roundabout will be converted to a crossroads with traffic lights, and new pedestrian and cycle crossings on Nine Mile Ride and the A309 will be added.