Two M4 closures this weekend near Heathrow, M25 and A34 set to cause delays
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Two M4 closures this weekend near Heathrow, M25 and A34 set to cause delays

27/08/2022  |   275 Views

Two M4 closures this weekend are set to cause delays to drivers.

For the second weekend in a row, the motorway will be shut at either end of Berkshire.

Drivers travelling towards the M25, Heathrow Airport or the A34 near Newbury are urged to allow extra time.

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The M4 will be shut between junction 14 for Hungerford and junction 13 for Chieveley and Newbury until the early hours of Monday, October 18.

While at the other end of the county, the motorway will be closed in both directions from the early hours of Saturday, October 16 to Monday morning, between junction 3 for Hayes junction 4b for the M25.

Works continue to repair the bridge at Wickham, which carries the motorway over Welford Road.

Two M4 closures this weekend near Heathrow, M25 and A34 set to cause delays

National Highways, formerly Highways England, is utilising the good weather to complete concrete repairs and waterproofing on the West Berkshire bridge. The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 9pm on Friday, October 15 until 6am Monday, October 18.

There will be a signed diversion in place but people are urged to plan their journeys and allow extra time.

All traffic will be diverted off the motorway onto the A338, A4 and A34.

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Smart motorway work will continue in the east of the county with the M4 being closed in both directions between junction 3 for Hayes and junction 4b for the M25.

The closure will begin at 4am on Saturday, October 16 with the road due to reopened by 6am on Monday, October 18.

Drivers travelling towards the M25 and Heathrow Airport from Berkshire will be affected by the latest roadworks and are urged to allow more time for their journeys and plan alternative routes where possible.

M4 traffic should follow a signed diversion which will take drivers onto the A312, A40 and M25 or this route in reverse.

The smart motorway has seen 50mph limits on the M4 between junction 3 and junction 12 at Theale, while the road is converted into four running lanes. It is due to open in 2022 and expected to cost £848m.

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