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Delays on West Berkshire's busiest roads

Weeks of disruption on the A339 begins today (Monday)

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A339 reinstated to four lanes as improvement works continue

Nine weeks of disruption begin on the A399 today (Monday).

One lane will be closed in both directions under a contra-flow layout in order for contractors to resurface the southbound carriageway and paint new white lines.

West Berkshire Council said it is expecting "some delays" on the A339, with the Robin Hood roundabout also likely to be affected by queuing traffic.

Drivers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys or to take a different route. The council is also asking people to consider making short journeys across town on foot, "especially at lunch times when the roads tend to be busier."

Lane closures on the busy dual carriageway last year brought Newbury to a standstill and saw traffic queuing back to the Sandleford link, causing delays of up to an hour.  

Once the resurfacing work is complete, reconstruction of the central reservation between the northbound and southbound carriageways will begin.

The work is not expected to be as disruptive to traffic but lane closures will still be required.

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  • boris

    10/01/2017 - 10:10

    9 weeks 9 flippin weeks perhaps we need some japanese road builders everytime i pass not a lot is going on typical british workman and as said why not wait till bounmdary rd is open but that would be too simple for wbc braindead

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  • Oldmoaner

    09/01/2017 - 12:12

    They could have waited two weeks because I am sure Boundary Road will open on time? And all this just to lick some developers bottom and waste even more of our money on legal fees to do it.

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  • NewburyDenizen

    09/01/2017 - 10:10

    "take a different route"? Any suggestions with boundary road still out of action? I've sympathy for all those cars I walk past every day on the way to/from work.

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    • grumpy

      09/01/2017 - 11:11

      Use the by pass

      Reply

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