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VIDEO - Welcome to morning rush hour in Newbury

Our video captures the town's traffic problems

Dan Cooper

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VIDEO - Welcome to morning rush hour in Newbury

WELCOME to the morning rush hour in Newbury.

Our photographer Phil Cannings recorded his journey from Racecourse Road to the Newbury Weekly News office in Faraday Road at 8.25am on Monday February 1.

The 2.2 mile journey took him 23 minutes on a normal Monday – with particularly heavy traffic around the Burger King roundabout.

The gridlock is not being helped by the 12 month closure of Boundary Road.

However, there is worse to come. Next week work starts on a new link road from the A339 to Faraday Road as part of a wider scheme to develop the London Road Industrial Estate.

The work is expected to last for one year and will see a 30mph speed restriction in place between the Sainsbury’s and Robin Hood roundabouts.  

Click below to watch the video.

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  • teertsg

    02/02/2016 - 19:07

    Its not just rush hour, Newbury was jammed on Saturday due to lane closures to put up signs about the upcoming roadworks and Sunday it was jammed too; its going to get worse once they start the work between Sainsbury's & the Robin Hood. The council need to fix the lights on Sainsbury's roundabout they are a major contributor to the traffic on the A339. WBC don't care about the residents as long as they pay their taxes!!!

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  • MandySS

    02/02/2016 - 14:02

    Why start the Faraday roadworks whilst Boundry Bridge is closed, won't ease the traffic!!!

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  • Annie

    Annie

    02/02/2016 - 13:01

    Typical West Berkshire..... we should all be used to this by now it's what they always do.... Roadworks everywhere! I walk from past the Racecourse to Robert Sandilands school with my five year old so we don't have to sit in the traffic. Best idea I think! No sitting in traffic, no worrying about the roadworks....much healthier too. Anyone who lives and works/goes to school in Newbury can walk..... No excuses ha ha :)

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  • rooter37

    02/02/2016 - 12:12

    How many cars including the film car stopped on the KEEP CLEAR part of the roundabout???!!! And we wonder why there are problems? I have said it before and i will say it again, BOX JUNCTIONS and police them and fine people breaking the rules.

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