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A339 link road finally complete

Video: The long anticipated new junction opens to the public

A339 link road opens

A new link road between the A339 and Faraday Road has opened

THE wait is finally over. A new link road connecting the A339 to the London Road Industrial Estate has opened today (Monday).

Motorists have endured more than 12 months of disruption and off-peak lane closures on the main route through the town while the new multi-million pound road was constructed.

Click on the video below to take a journey through the new junction with our reporter.

The new junction is part of wider, controversial, plans to redevelop the industrial estate and build new offices, homes, a hotel and community facilities there.

As part of the scheme the A339 was widened, new traffic lights installed and the footpath running between the A339 and Victoria Park was resurfaced.

White lines were repainted on the A339 and a kerb was put down in Fleming Road; the link between the town's main thoroughfare and Faraday Road.

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  • kingcnut

    31/03/2017 - 11:11

    I must apologise to the Newbury Weekly News, as it would appear they do have a cycle shed at the tatty ‘rear’ of their Faraday Road premises, overlooked by the A339. But I am saddened to see there is only one staff bicycle, in 15 litter-strewn racks. However, on the pretty ‘front’ side of the building, there are 36 staff cars. Therefore I surmise, as originally, the NWN does not have much of an environmental/sustainable transport policy, despite protestations by the Editor. https://vimeo.com/210918923

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  • hgv1driver

    hgv1driver

    30/03/2017 - 07:07

    Ok well done wbc, new road looks great at the moment, NOW lets get on and fill ALL the pot holes and resurface all the roads in West Berkshire with all the money you have been given

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  • kingcnut

    29/03/2017 - 13:01

    https://vimeo.com/210424689

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  • Tricky

    28/03/2017 - 10:10

    A neat way to now avoid the robin hood if coming from the south and wanting to go east on the A4 to Thatcham. As mentioned leaving Lidl/pets at home et al will become a nightmare.

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