Tue, 02 Feb 2016
WELCOME to the morning rush hour in Newbury.
Our photographer Phil Cannings recorded his journey from Racecourse Road to the Newbury Weekly News office in Faraday Road at 8.25am on Monday February 1.
The 2.2 mile journey took him 23 minutes on a normal Monday – with particularly heavy traffic around the Burger King roundabout.
The gridlock is not being helped by the 12 month closure of Boundary Road.
However, there is worse to come. Next week work starts on a new link road from the A339 to Faraday Road as part of a wider scheme to develop the London Road Industrial Estate.
The work is expected to last for one year and will see a 30mph speed restriction in place between the Sainsbury’s and Robin Hood roundabouts.
Click below to watch the video.