*M4 Bridgeworks and closures

UPDATE: 4 OCTOBER 2017

Further to the information below, here is an update from the site team on the closures planned for the next 2 weeks.

Closures this week remain unchanged (full closures of the M4 eastbound carriageway from junction 13 to junction 12), however the closures for next week will now be as follows:

  • Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October – Full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12
  • Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October – Full WESTBOUND closures from junction 12 to junction 13

The closures planned for week commencing 16 October have been cancelled as the narrow lane traffic management should be installed.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you use the M4, please read about the planned closures to make repairs on the section between Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4.

Latest update, September 2017, sent by Kier working on behalf of Highways England:

M4 Junctions 12 to 13 Hermitage (West Berkshire) – Bridge Refurbishment Works – Upcoming Closures

Preliminary works along the M4, between junctions 12 and 13, is progressing well and in October the narrow lane traffic management is scheduled to be installed.  To assist with onsite activities and the installation of the traffic management, the following full overnight closures of the M4 have been programmed:

  • Monday 2 October for 5 nights – full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12
  • Monday 9 October for 5 nights – full WESTBOUND closures from junction 12 to junction 13
  • Monday 16 October for 5 nights – full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12

M4 weekend closures

As with the previous scheme, during work to demolish and install the bridge deck beams, specialist working methods and equipment will be required which will include larger cranes that will sit across all lanes of the motorway.  We will therefore need to fully close the M4 east and westbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 13 for entire weekend periods (9pm Friday through to 5am Monday).

The first of these closures is expected to be in late-November 2017 – confirmed dates will be advertised in advance on signs along the M4, on the Highways England website and via the media.

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

During all closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton).

My Related Categories »