Lane closures and temporary traffic lights likely to cause delays in Reading this week
Drivers travelling around Reading will see a number of delays this week.
Work by Virgin Media, Thames Water, SGN, BT and Wokingham Borough Council will result in lane closures and temporary lights likely affecting traffic.
As well as continued work in Cow Lane by Network Rail, the train company will also be working in Bath Road from Saturday, May 12 until Saturday, May 26.
A lane will be closed as work begins to improve the area around the overhead electric lines, providing anti-climbing measures on the rail bridge along the A4 Bath Road in Reading, Berkshire.
Worked being completed by BT will result in a lane closure in Oxford Roadon Sunday, May 20 to repair a faulty underground cable.
Also along Oxford Road, Thames Water work may cause delays from Tuesday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 16, near Beresford Road due to two-way traffic lights.
Along the same road, by Howard Street traffic control will be used from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18 while work is completed along the road, which may cause delays to traffic.
Thames Water work likely to cause delays:
- Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Berkeley Avenue as Thames Water works to complete a valve exchange, this will affect traffic from Monday, May 14 until Thursday, May 17, work is likely to continue overnight as well.
- A lane closure by IDR Inner Relief Road near The Oracle car park for planned sewer cleaning will affect traffic from May 13 until Monday, May 21.
- Work starting on Saturday, May 19 and running until Thursday, May 24 in Church Road, Caversham, Berkshire due to a multi-way traffic control system.
- Church Road will also be affected by traffic control delays on Monday, May 14 as Thames Water fix a dangerous rein defect.
- Work to replace sewer coverage in Culver Lane, Earley, Berkshire will take place on May 15 will traffic control likely to cause delays.
- London Road remains affected since sewer repair work began on May 3, the likely delays caused by a lane closure will continue until Wednesday, May 16.
- Queen’s Road, Reading will also be affected due to a lane closure from Sunday, May 20 until May 23, as a sewer is cleaned.
Other companies working in the area include Virgin Media who are working in Whitley Street, from Monday, May 14 until May 17, a duct is being placed with give and take traffic control in place.
Virgin Media will also be working in Henley Road, Caversham as they place an ethernet circuit from Wednesday, May 16 to May 18, causing delays.
A lane will be closed in London Road from May 14 until Tuesday, November 6, the extended work project being conducted by SGN to replace a main hoseline.
SGN are continuing to work along Wokingham Road until Thursday, May 17, the work that started on May 9 resulted in a lane closure as the gas company locate and repair a gas escape.
Motorway drivers trying to get on the M4 at junction 10 will be diverted this week.
Work to replace street lighting along the M4’s Wokingham, Berkshire junction 10 continues this week.
The slip road from the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway to the M4eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday 16 May.
A clear diversion will be in place via the Winnersh Triangle and return
Also, links from the M4 to the A329(M) carriageway will be closed on weekdays overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday, 17 May for four weeks.
A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Coppid Beech roundabout.
Work to replacing the waterproofing material in the bridge which carries the M4 over the River Loddon continues this week.
With overnight closures of the M4 eastbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 10 planned between 9pm and 6am, from Monday, 14 May for four nights.
Diversions will take drivers via the A329(M) and Lower Earley Way.
Further bridge work is being undertaken between Theale, Berkshire junction 12 and junction 13 for Chieveley, West Berkshire.
Work means narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will continue to be in place on the east and westbound carriageways as well as overnight closures until July.