*M4 Bridgeworks and closures

UPDATE: 11 DECEMBER 2017

After successfully lifting into position all six central reservation beams along the M4 between junctions 12 and 13, the remaining three weekend closures have now been cancelled (15 – 18 December, 12 – 15 January and 19 – 22 January 2018).

The scheme will still require occasional full overnight road closures, the dates for which will be advertised in advance on signs alongside the M4 and in the media.

UPDATE: 7 DECEMBER 2017

M4 Junctions 12 to 13: Bridge Refurbishment – Weekend Closure Reminder

This is a reminder that the M4 east and westbound carriageways will be closed between junctions 12 (Theale) and 13 (Chieveley) this weekend as part of a scheme to replace the beams and waterproofing material to the bridges which carry the M4 over the B4009 Hampstead Norreys Road near Hermitage, Brocks Lane near Frilsham and Burnt Hill Road.

The M4 will be fully closed from 10pm tomorrow (Friday 8 December) through to 6am on Monday (11 December).

The closure is required to allow space for the large cranes and low-loader lorries to sit across the carriageway.

During the closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton), however as we are expecting this route to be extremely busy alternatives routes will be suggested further afield.  Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advised that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.

Should the new beams be lifted into position successfully over this weekend, then the further planned weekend closure in December and the two planned in January will be cancelled.

 www.highways.gov.uk/roads

M4 Junctions 12 to 13 (West Berkshire): Bridge Refurbishment – Planned Weekend Closures

We will be fully closing the M4 east and westbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 13 over the following entire weekend periods (9pm Friday through to 5am Monday):

  • Friday 24 to Monday 27 November 2017
  • Friday 8 to Monday 11 December 2017
  • Friday 15 to Monday 18 December 2017
  • Friday 12 to Monday 15 January 2018
  • Friday 19 to Monday 22 January 2018 (contingency)

During the closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton), however as we are expecting this route to be extremely busy alternatives routes will be suggested further afield.

Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advised that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.

From Keir working on behalf of Highways England.

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