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Week of delays expected due to Boundary Road closure

Heavy traffic on A339 set to continue

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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Week of delays expected due to Boundary Road closure

THERE'S bad news for motorists caught up in the delays on the A339 through Newbury this morning - Boundary Road will be staying closed for another week.

The closure, which came into effect yesterday (Sun) and is due to last until Friday, is to allow gas network company SGN to complete the decommissioning of an old gas main that runs along Hambridge Road and Kings Road.

A West Berkshire Council statement read: "A particularly difficult section is where it runs across the Boundary Road junction.  The first phase of this was completed a few weeks ago with a closure of the northern (From Mill Lane) section of Boundary Road.

"Second section now needs to be completed with both legs of Boundary Road to be closed. The closure will be in place from Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd November inclusive. 

"The northern section will be closed from Mill Lane to Hambridge Road, with the one way restriction lifted to allow access for residents and businesses. Diversion will be via Bone Lane and Hambridge Road.

"The southern section (Racecourse Road to Hambridge Road) will be closed in a northerly direction from the railway bridge with access being possible to Newbury Tools. Traffic will be diverted via Racecourse Road, Greenham Road and the A339."

Enquires should be addressed to SGN on 0800 912 1700 for the attention of the engineer in charge, Gary Cull.  

Details of the closure can also be viewed at

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  • NewburyDenizen

    20/11/2018 - 09:09

    For a moment, I had hoped this was to make the bridge finally two way like they promised how many years ago now? Just makes me glad I walk to work most days.


  • NewburyLad

    19/11/2018 - 23:11

    We are all getting sick and tired of the road works in Newbury/Thatcham. Enough is a god dammned effing nuff. Sort it out or offer free public transport across the borough


    • EugeneStryker

      21/11/2018 - 15:03

      I'm not and I suspect many others have a bit more control over their emotions as well (which is especially useful when driving about the place). Infrastructure tends to have to be maintained, which if you calm down a bit you might learn to accept. If you still feel a bit angry, perhaps taking a few more trips by foot or by bike might help - or leaving earlier!


    • Bombey

      20/11/2018 - 09:09

      Who is paying for this 'free' public transport? Gas mains have to be maintained...


      • BorisTheTamp

        20/11/2018 - 16:04

        what as sad little apologist .


  • boris

    19/11/2018 - 17:05

    And has Newbury highways put in any alternative routes no chance