CONSTRUCTION works are due to start next week on Thames Valley's Park and Ride which is aimed to reduce congestion and improve access to Reading along the A4.

Thames Valley Park, Park and Ride construction work will start on January 28 to help traffic flow into Reading.

The A4 London Road is one of the main routes for motorists travelling into Reading Town Centre.

Thames Valley Park and Ride is aimed at residents getting to work in central Reading and to help reduce peak time congestion.

Councillor Julian McGhee-Sumner, Leader of Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) said: "Wokingham Borough Council is committed to improving our transport network and reducing congestion.

"Working with Reading Borough Council, we have already implemented a range of schemes that have had considerable success in alleviating congestion and encouraging people to use more sustainable transport.

"The TVP Park and Ride will be another welcome addition."

Located west of the Thames Valley Business Park, it will be served by the existing Thames Valley Park bus shuttle service which operates between the business park and Reading Town centre - due to be finished in the autumn.

The construction was granted planning permission in November 2016 and is funded by Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) grant as well as private sector contributions.

It will have 258 parking spaces, including six disabled ones, two bus stops, a bus shelter and space for motorcycles and bicycle parking.

Previous schemes included the Mereoak Park and Ride on the A33 and Winnersh Park and Ride on Wharfedale Road.