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Lane closures on A339 to be lifted at weekend

However more traffic expected on the town's roads as Newbury Racecourse hosts one of its most anticipated race meetings

Chris Ord


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Lane closures on A339 to be lifted at weekend

LANE closures that have caused disruption for Newbury motorists this week will be lifted at the weekend, West Berkshire Council has confirmed.

However the 30 mph limit on the stretch of the A339 will remain in place, and a big day of racing at Newbury Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday) means road users may see little improvement.  

Motorists have been left frustrated after single lane closures were put in place south of the Robin Hood roundabout taking to social media to vent their anger.

Tailbacks were reported along London Road approaching the roundabout while traffic moving along the A339 was also congested.

And extra traffic is predicted on the town's roads tomorrow for the Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse - one of the Jump season's most anticipated racedays.

Both lanes on the A339 will be open from rush hour today (Friday) until 9.30 on Monday while the Racecourse bridge will be open to Racecourse users on Saturday (February 12).

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  • Oldmoaner

    13/02/2016 - 15:03

    Oh of course the Racecourse is a developer, whatever they tell WBDC to do they have to. WBDC can change any rules to suit these developers but try asking the developers to help with any town problems by making a temporary order to open the bridge, not a chance, help for the public by public employed executives forget it.


  • quadnewbury

    13/02/2016 - 15:03

    If any of our so called councillors ever read these comments would one of them please tell us if any of our taxes have contributed to the building of this bridge. if they have then WHY THE BL***Y HELL CANT WE USE IT ?


    • pops50

      13/02/2016 - 16:04

      not just the bridge but also the new roundabout and road layout who paid for that


  • Blizzard

    13/02/2016 - 13:01

    So to recap. Newbury residents can suck it but racecourse users can pee on us and not even have the nerve to call it rain. Anyone in the council got any stones? Really anyone... I'm ashamed of you.


  • XGreenham

    12/02/2016 - 20:08

    Closed from Sunday for Newbury residents?


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