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Newbury road closing for two months of gas works

First phase to start at end of January

John Herring

John Herring


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Roadworks across West Berkshire

A BUSY Newbury road will be closed for more than two months to allow a gas main to be replaced by SGN.

The two-phase closure of Craven Road will begin on Monday, January 27, and is set to last until April 1.

The first closure will be from the junction of Bartholomew Street to the junction of Oddfellows Road. 

Access to Oddfellows (from Bartholomew Street) will be via Pound Street, Rockingham Road, Craven Road and vice versa.

The second phase will be a closure between the junctions of Oddfellows Road and Kennet Road. 

In this case, Oddfellows Road will be accessible from Bartholomew Street.

Access to Kennet Road will be via Pound Street, Rockingham Road, Craven Road and vice versa.

There will be a temporary ‘No waiting’ order in place along Craven Road, from Bartholomew Street to the junction of Kennet Road, to prevent vehicular obstruction while the works are carried out.

Access for residents will be maintained throughout, although for pedestrian access only.

West Berkshire Council said that, given the short length of road being worked during each closure, emergency vehicle access will not be possible, therefore vehicular access will be via the diversion route only.

All enquiries should be directed to I&G Contractors Ltd on 07957 150544.

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  • hgv1driver


    19/01/2020 - 19:19

    SGN just keep coming back to Newbury they love it here !!!


  • NewburyLad

    17/01/2020 - 16:51

    After this, Newbury must have the world's most perfect gas, water and electricity supply because every blasted pipe and cable in Newbury must be brand spanking new and hence we should never experience a power cut, gas leak or burst pipe ever again for a hundred years. Or have the past 30 years of road works all been in vain?


  • From Luddite Lodge

    17/01/2020 - 16:47

    More ***** roadworks , fed up to the teeth with them