As the winter season gets under way, work has started on the planting along the line of the road.
Around 90,000 shrubs, trees and hedges will be used between Manor Roundabout and Ridgeway.
Some planting is to replace trees, hedges and scrub that had to be removed to build the road, and others are part of the scheme to help it blend into the landscape.
Overall, there will be about ten times the area of new trees and shrubs compared with that lost.
In the photos above you can see county council and Skanska environmental officers monitoring progress of the wildflower seeds that were sown last April.
In most areas there has been excellent germination and we are looking forward to a good display on the cutting slopes next spring.