New M4 bridge beam installation - works notice

28 Oct 2015
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What are we doing?

To construct the new bridge over the M4 we need to install twelve, 45 metre long, steel beams over the M4. These beams will form the main span of the new 6 lane bridge.

Where are we working?

Next to the M4, to the east of Black Boy bridge. Access to site will be via the offices at Lane End Farm and from Black Boy roundabout.

When are we working?

Planned to start week commencing 23rd November (subject to weather conditions).

What hours will we be working overnight?

Monday to Friday night (18.00 – 06.00) – 5 nights.

How does this affect residents and businesses?

To carry out the work safely and to minimise disruption to the travelling public, we need to close the M4 between 21.00 hrs and 06.00 hrs. Diversion route signage will be in place to direct through-traffic onto the following agreed route:

Eastbound traffic: Exit the M4 at junction 11, travel along the B3270 to Black Boy roundabout. Continue straight ahead on the B3270 (Lower Earley Way) to the Showcase roundabout. Take the 2nd exit (straight ahead) onto the A3290, then join the A329(M) and re-join the M4 eastbound at junction 10.

Westbound traffic: Exit the M4 at junction 10, travel along the A329(M) towards Reading, then join the A3290 towards the Showcase roundabout. At the Showcase roundabout take the 2nd exit (straight ahead) and continue on the B3270 (Lower Earley Way). Travel along the B3270 and at Black Boy roundabout continue straight ahead to re-join the M4 at junction 11.

A diversion plan can be downloaded here

Although the equipment we use means some noise is unavoidable while we are working on site, we will make every effort to minimise disruption to residents. Furthermore, our operatives are briefed on working responsibly in the local community.