A BUSY junction and main road in Bracknell has closed for major resurfacing works – and the official diversion route will take drivers on an extra 10 minute trip around the borough.

The Golden Retriever Roundabout, on the A3095 in Bracknell will be closed for three weeks to allow Bracknell Forest Council to resurface the key roundabout.

The roundabout will be closed completely in both directions from 9am to 4pm on weekdays until Friday, May 7.

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Bracknell Forest Council says the road closure will allow its maintenance crews to safely carry out essential maintenance and resurfacing work on the roundabout.

One.network has put out details of the official diversion route, which takes approximately 12 minutes to follow. 

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To bypass the road closure, drivers must head north on Foresters Way/A3095 for almost 57 metres, then at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Bracknell Road/B3348 for about 1.6 km.

Then at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Old Wokingham Road. To get to Mill Lane, you need to continue onto Peacock Lane for about 0.8 km then at the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on Peacock Lane

Drivers then at the roundabout need to take the first exit onto Vigar Way then when you come to the Jennett's Park Roundabout, take the second exit onto Berkshire Way/A329.

Once you get to Doncastle Roundabout, take the first exit and stay on Berkshire Way/A329 for about a kilometre, then at Twin Bridges Roundabout, take the third exit onto Mill Lane/A3095.

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Despite a build-up of traffic being reported by residents,  the council say the roadworks at the Hanworth roundabout is due to finish "four months ahead of schedule".

Diversion routes are signposted on roads.

Neil Mathews, Head of Highways and Transport, said: “The Golden Retriever junction will be closed during weekdays between 9am and 4pm until 7 May, so that essential resurfacing work can take place. This is part of the final phase of work to significantly upgrade and improve this important junction alongside the Hanworth roundabout junction; overall, the work is due to finish four months ahead of schedule.  

“Road closures are necessary in order to ensure the work can be carried out as quickly and safely as possible, for both motorists and contractors."

Residents can find maps showing alternative routes here- A3095 improvements.