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Sneak peek at the new A339 junction

Take a 360 degree look as the finishing touches are put to the nearly completed link road

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A339/Faraday Road junction

WITH the opening of a new Newbury link road now delayed until next week, newburytoday has been given exclusive access to the site.

Using our latest 360 degree software you can now enjoy a sneak preview of what the junction on the A339/Faraday Road looks like.

The new link road, connecting the A339 to the London Road Industrial Estate, was expected to open this week, but sources now say this date looks likely to be early next week.

There has been disruption and off-peak lane closures on the main route through the town for the past 12 months while the new multi-million pound road is constructed.

The West Berkshire Council scheme has seen the A339 widened, new crossings added and a new junction with Fleming Road created. Kerb-laying, road construction, surfacing works and fencing works have also been taking place in Fleming Road ahead of the opening.

Today (Tuesday) sees the final lane closures on the A339 to allow for various corrective and finishing-off works to be undertaken.

The road is part of a controversial wider plan to redevelop the industrial estate and build new office space, healthcare and community facilities, a 100-room hotel and a mix of apartments and houses.

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  • SteveGolf

    22/03/2017 - 14:02

    Nice to see the Car Transporters are observing the double yellow lines again !! (not)


  • hgv1driver


    22/03/2017 - 08:08

    Road looks great, when this is finished lets get on and fill all the pot holes and resurface all Newbury roads and do we need another hotel!!!!!!


  • NewburyFox

    21/03/2017 - 22:10

    As a cyclist and driver (which most cyclists are) the design looks fine - cycle between two lanes and then fan out in front of cars in the cycle zone at the front when the lights are red. If traffic is moving the cyclists will just go with the flow of traffic and only use the centre lane when turning right.


  • SteveGolf

    21/03/2017 - 22:10

    This will be a massive problem as yet another Rat run how will Faraday road junction to the A4 cope as it can not now !!


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