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M4 Chieveley to Theale closed east and westbound this weekend

Drivers advised to seek alternative routes

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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M4 Chieveley to Theale closed east and westbound this weekend

THE M4 between Chieveley and Theale will be fully closed this weekend – and from Friday night (March 31), due to bridge refurbishment work.

The M4 east and westbound carriageways, between junctions 13 (Chieveley) and 12 (Theale), will close from 9pm on Friday March 31.

This stretch of carriageway, east and westbound, will not re-open until 6am on Monday April 3, according to Highways England. A diversion will be in place via the A4.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes including the M40, M25, A34, A33 and A404.

Also, overnight Thursday March 30, the westbound M4 between junctions 12 and 13 will also be closed, between 10pm and 6am.  A diversion will be in place via the A4.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will also be in place, east and westbound between the M4 junctions 13/Chieveley and 12/Theale until August, due to bridge refurbishment.

Also on the M4 between junction 13/Chieveley, to junction 14/Hungerford, lane closures will be in place eastbound between 9pm and 6am, until Friday March 31, due to drainage work near Welford.

The M4 between junctions 11/Reading and 10/Wokingham sees a further closure westbound on Friday night - March 31, between 10pm and 6am, due to bridge works. A diversion will be in place via the A4.

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  • Lucius

    30/03/2017 - 19:07

    The M4 traffic will have to find some other routes - it would be impossible for the A4 to take it all. Neo.

    Reply

  • boris

    28/03/2017 - 17:05

    Time to leave newbury this weekend

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    • Bombey

      28/03/2017 - 19:07

      old news - the M4 has been closed from 9pm overnight several times in the last few weeks.

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      • NewburyLad

        29/03/2017 - 09:09

        Hardly old news, if you read the article fully. It is being closed over the whole weekend, which is something completely different from just closing at night. A weekend of traffic chaos looms on the all the roads surrounding the A4 through Newbury and Thatcham.

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        • Bombey

          29/03/2017 - 13:01

          signs have been up for weeks.

          Reply

        • NewburyLad

          30/03/2017 - 12:12

          Still not old news though. It is very fresh and important news.

          Reply

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