Sustainable Transport Link - Hyde End Lane
The Sustainable Transport Link, linking new development at Shinfield with Spencers Wood, is under construction and we now have a commencement date for the element of the works which will join the road onto Hyde End Lane. The works will commence on Monday 22nd July and will last for 10 weeks. Traffic management will be in place to advise road users of the diversions in place, you can see a link showing the route of the STL and the diversions which will be in place whilst this is constructed here (link here to the map included in the folder).
The construction of the STL will enable a bus service to run through Spencer’s Wood and Shinfield West. The construction of the STL will result in the stopping up of Hyde End Lane at its location so areas to the south of the route will be access/egress only, there will no longer be a through route along Hyde End Lane – which will reduce the traffic volumes along this road.
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Alongside new housing and public open space, the developments have also included investment in improving local transport infrastructure. A key feature has been the creation of the Eastern Relief Road that connects Reading to the north and the A327 Arborfield Road south east of Shinfield. This provides relief for Shinfield and the A327 Black Boy overbridge of the M4 as well as access to the new Science and Innovation Park.
Traffic management schemes to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian crossings have been implemented along Basingstoke Road, its junction with Hyde End Road improved and a new mini-roundabout created at Church Lane.
Building new homes has provided substantial new funds that have delivered public transport services like the Mereoak Park and Ride and new bus services which now link the new housing and the existing villages to Reading Town Centre and beyond.