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Newbury motorists set for delays

A339 lane closures planned next week

Chris Ord

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Chris Ord

Newbury motorists set for delays

Motorists will be forced to endure delays on the A339 next week as planned lane closures come into effect.

The closures are expected to take place as part of the continuing improvement works along the busy stretch south of the Robin Hood roundabout.

Lane closures will be put in place while the handrails on the bridge over the River Kennet adjacent to Newbury Library are being refurbished.

West Berkshire Council say the handrail removal works will begin on the northbound carriageway on Sunday evening (July 3) and will continue until Friday with off-peak lane closures required throughout the week.

The works, which began in February, have seen lanes narrowed between the Robin Hood roundabout and the Bear Lane roundabout and a temporary 30mph speed limit introduced.

The project will eventually see the dual carriageway south of the Robin Hood roundabout widened before a new junction is installed leading on to the London Road Industrial Estate (LRIE).

The roadworks are expected to last until the end of the year paving the way for the redevelopment of the LRIE.

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  • Oldmoaner

    01/07/2016 - 16:04

    Improvement not the word I would have used. New junction or road to nowhere at the cost of several lost services. Hopeless!

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    • Bombey

      01/07/2016 - 19:07

      lost services?

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      • Oldmoaner

        01/07/2016 - 20:08

        Yes services like Children’s centres , old people’s home, CCTV camera’s, library’s , recycling, supporting disabilities, among 39 if my memory serves me right and we get a road that cannot be used for at least two years and then just to satisfy some developers profits getting people to their riverside apartments.

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        • Bombey

          03/07/2016 - 12:12

          development = cash = services...speculate to accumulate... and anyway, the nanny state doing everything is a thing of the past.

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