The planning stage of the NWDR to the west of Old Forest Road and its tie-in with Queens Road is well and truly over. Construction is now largely complete and latest information from Balfour Beatty, who are constructing the new road, is that the section along Toutley Road (from Old Forest Road to Queens Road) is scheduled to open in June 2022 and the section from Old Forest Road to Reading Road (including the rail crossing) is scheduled to open in Summer 2022.
We continue to hold a watching brief here, and have brought numerous snags to the attention of the project team. We also attend the progress meetings held by the project manager. To see the latest project newsletter.