Tue, 04 Oct 2016
JUST when you thought the traffic couldn't get any worse... it has.
Newbury's road network has once again ground to a halt due to the ongoing resurfacing works on the A339.
Frustrated motorists are suffering again with journeys from south Newbury to the Robin Hood roundabout reportedly taking up to an hour.
Traffic is queueing in both directions between the Sainsbury's roundabout and the Robin Hood roundabout, while jams from Bear Lane through to Bartholomew Street have also been reported.
Queues on the A4 are stretching back to Hambridge Road with lane closures also in effect on the approach to the Robin Hood roundabout (pictured below).
The town's roads have been regularly forced into meltdown owing to the off peak works which have seen the busy dual carriageway reduced to a single lane in both directions since last Wednesday (September 28).
Frustrated motorists were stuck in northbound tailbacks along the A339 as far as the Sandleford link on most days last week.
West Berkshire Council has apologised for the disruption and are encouraging drivers to "take a different route where possible".
The resurfacing works on the northbound carriageway are expected to be complete by tomorrow however the council has reminded motorists that lanes cannot be reopened straight away after resurfacing as the asphalt has to cool down before traffic can drive on it.