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Get set for a summer of roadworks...

A339, Boundary Road and Ikea works en route

John Herring

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John Herring

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john.herring@newburynews.co.uk

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A SUMMER of roadworks looks set for people in West Berkshire.

The roadworks began on Monday, July 13, with the stretch of road between the Swan and Pinchington Lane roundabouts closed during the evening.

The closure will be in place between 7pm and 11pm on July 14, 21 and 23 to 27, and between 7pm and 2am on July 13 and 15 to the 21, 22 and 27.

As a result of resurfacing on the A339, the Newtown Road recycling centre will be closing one hour earlier, at 6.30pm from Monday to Thursday, for three weeks starting on Monday, July 13 until Thursday, July 30. 

The site will be open as normal on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8.30am and 7.30pm.

A 7.7-mile diversion will be in place via Monks Lane, Andover Road, the A34 and the B4640.

The A339 works coincided with the closure of the Boundary Road bridge on Monday.

The closure coincides with Newbury Racecourse's busiest periods, which includes the Party in the Paddock and the Dubai International Arabian Raceday in July and Ladies Day in August.

Network Rail said it needed to shut the road to divert utility services ahead of the railway bridge being replaced.

The bridge will close again at a later date, for a time which has not yet been determined, to allow for the replacement of the bridge ahead of electrification.

And 10 months of roadworks are due to commence in Calcot as part of Ikea’s preparation to opening a store on the 140,000 sq ft site at Berkshire Retail Park, close to junction 12 of the M4 at Theale.

The work is expected to begin on Monday, July 20. The plans include additional traffic lights and junctions, road widening, a pedestrian crossing and the removal of speed humps in Pincent’s Lane.

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