Eastern Relief Road Update

23 Oct 2017

Surfacing and road markings at the new Cutbush Lane (East) / Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (SERR) junction, will be carried out during an overnight closure of Cutbush Lane on Monday, 30 October.  Following this, the SERR will open to traffic at 06.00 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October.   

Project Director, Doug Pratt said: "After overcoming several difficult challenges and quality issues, we are pleased that the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road can now be opened and we thank the local community for its tolerance and understanding throughout". 

As has always been planned, road users will notice a temporary 30 mph speed limit and cones against the kerb line along a 100 metre section of the relief road, near to the junction with Cutbush Lane (East).  This is to allow the workforce to safely carry out finishing works, which cannot be completed until the new Cutbush Lane (East) junction has been permanently altered. 

The majority of work to correct quality issues at Arborfield Road was completed at the beginning of October 2017, however, there is still a non-compliant section of new highway drainage between the Esso Garage and the new roundabout.  In order to avoid a lengthy diversion route, this will be addressed after the Eastern Relief Road has opened.