Elms Field – New Roads
With work progressing apace at ElmsField the project is about to take a major step forward as new roads, BiscoeWay and Earle Crescent, start to open up to cars and pedestrians. The lowersection of Elms Road will also close permanently from its junction withWellington Road up to the Plaza area by Nuffield Health.
Cllr Philip Mirfin, executive memberfor regeneration, said: “I’m very pleased to see the new roads open as it meanswe can start work on digging up the lower section of Elms Road to become partof the open space. The new park, with its accessible destination play area,will be a fantastic space for the town and its families and I’m really lookingforward to seeing it open later this summer.
“I’d like to thank the WokinghamSociety for the research they did in coming up with names for these new roadswhich, like Ellison Way, have been named after former residents of The Elms onBroad Street.
Following the closure of the lowersection of Elms Road there will be no direct access to the remaining section ofElms Road, Ellison Way, Waterford Way and the Plaza from Wellington Road as thewestern section of Earle Crescent will remain shut whilst the houses are builtalong this side of the park.”
Alternative access will be providedvia, Biscoe Way, the new road which connects Elms Field through to Shute Endadjacent to the Council Offices, and along the northern section of EarleCrescent, the new road which runs along the top of the Elms Field park betweenBiscoe Way and Elms Road. Pedestrian footways will also be in place along thesenew roads.
Cllr Mirfin continued: “We are just inthe process of agreeing a formal date for the closure of Elms Road and openingof Biscoe Way and Earle Crescent but anticipate this will be by mid-March. Wewill be publicising more information soon so keep an eye out for furtherupdates.”