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More roadworks - this time on the A4!






Emergency roadworks will be carried out on the A4 London Road from 9:30am on March 6, from the Robin Hood roundabout to Faraday Road, due to the collapse of a Thames Water sewer.
The collapse means that Newport Road and one eastbound lane of the A4 lane will be closed with diversions in place.
The pedestrian crossing will be replaced with manual stop and go boards during peak hours.
The traffic restrictions will also result in traffic lights being switched off at the Newport Road junction to reduce eastbound delays, resulting in no right turns in to or out of Faraday Road.
To access Faraday Road, drivers travelling towards Thatcham will have to turn around at the Newbury Business Park roundabout and then turn left into Faraday Road at the Newport Road junction.
To head east from Faraday Road, drivers will have to turn left onto the A4 and then double-back at the Robin Hood roundabout before navigating through the cones.
The work is expected to last until March 10, Mother's Day, and drivers are being advised to use an alternative route.
The news comes just two days after major roadworks on the A339 Newbury rail bridge started on Monday, which has resulted in Station Road at the junction with the A339 closed until the work finishes at the end of September.
An alternative access route to the station will be available via St John’s Road during this period.
There will be further traffic trouble on March 9 when lane narrowing and a mandatory 30mph speed limit will be introduced across the rail bridge, along with a series of overnight road closures from 9pm until 6am on weekdays and 9pm until 8am on weekends.
The maintenance work, which is expected to cost £1.5 million, includes brickwork replacement, concrete repairs and heightening safety barriers along the bridge to coincide with the future electrification of the railway.
Drivers are advised to check conditions before travelling and details of traffic restrictions are available at www.highways.gov.uk/newburyrailbridge.
To top things off, these works will take place at the same time as intermittent roadworks on Boundary Road for three weeks while utilities are connected for the new homes at The Racecourse Newbury.
Let us know how the roadworks are affecting you by emailing john.herring@newburynews.co.uk



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