John Redwood MP joined up with Councillor Pauline Jorgensen, Executive member for Highways, to see the new Winnersh relief road and the task ahead to improve flows across the Winnersh crossroads junction. Local resident Stuart Sharp also joined the group.
John lobbied the government for a congestion busting fund and was pleased when Wokingham Borough received some money for improved traffic light phasings and sensors to help the traffic pass safely and promptly at difficult local junctions.
The new Winnersh bypass is bringing reduced traffic flows across the Winnersh crossroads, and welcome relief of traffic volumes and noise to houses along the Reading Road.
In due course it will link with the new road to run to the north of Wokingham, which should also alleviate traffic pressures along the current route of the A 329 into Wokingham.
John said “I wanted to thank Pauline and her team for delivering a bypass for Winnersh which has suffered from heavy traffic for a long time.
“I also wish her well in securing improvements to the Winnersh crossroads junction with its reduced flows through improved traffic management.
“I also look forward to improvements on other major junctions on our local A road network.
“I have successfully pressed the government to provide additional money for local strategic road networks to make it easier for people driving to work, school and the shops, and to reduce flows and dangers on other local roads. There is now a scheme and funds for such improvements.
“If we bust congestion, we reduce air pollution and reduce travel time and fuel burn.”
Photos: Stuart Sharp, John Redwood MP and Cllr Pauline Jorgensen who arrived by bike.