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Kings Road and Boundary Road set to close for more than six weeks as further work on Sterling Cables development is carried out



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Two Newbury roads will be closed for more than six weeks over the summer while work is carried out on the new Sterling Cables development.

Kings Road and Boundary Road will be shut from Monday, August 8 until Friday, September 23 as highways and drainage improvements take place.

Kings Road will be closed between its junctions with Boundary Road and Hectors Way, while Boundary Road will be closed between its junctions with Railway Road and Mill Lane/Bone Lane.

Kings Road and Boundary Road will be closed during August and September while further works take place on the Stirling Cables development
Kings Road and Boundary Road will be closed during August and September while further works take place on the Stirling Cables development

The crossroads where Kings Road meets Boundary Road will be closed to traffic in all directions.

Throughout the works the one-way restrictions on Kings Road and Boundary Road will be suspended to maintain access for residents, with those who live in Kings Road able to gain access from the traffic lights near Sainsbury’s.

Parking will also be restricted on these roads while the work is underway, but the exact extent of restrictions will be determined by the progress and location of work at the time and will be signed on site.

The diversion for Kings Road is via Bone Lane/Hambridge Road, the A4 Bath Road, the A339 and the western end of Kings Road.

And the alternative route for the southern section of Boundary Road is via Bone Lane/Hambridge Road, the A4 Bath Road, the A339, Greenham Road and Stroud Green.

There is no alternative route for the northern section of Boundary Road, but access will be maintained for residents via Mill Lane or Bone Lane. Through traffic will not be allowed.

During the road closures access to businesses on Hambridge Road will maintained, but traffic will need to exit to the east and use the A4.

Due to the depth and location of excavation at the crossroads blue light access will not be possible throughout the works.

The work is part of the 167-apartment Sterling housing development, where a new link road was approved by West Berkshire Council in June.

But there will be no red lights on the road to control traffic – as costs for traffic lights spiralled from £250,000 in the original plan, to £1m.

Road closures will be in place during August and September as work continues on the new housing development
Road closures will be in place during August and September as work continues on the new housing development

The nod for the road connecting Hectors Way to Kings Road through the new Sterling Estate development has some conditions attached – including investigations for more zebra crossings, with one across to Sainsbury’s.

A new mini roundabout will also be created at the entrance to the site in Kings Road with the stretch of road between the roundabout and the junction of Boundary Road turned into a two-way street.



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