Press release

M4 roadworks start on Wednesday near Reading

Drivers are being advised that the M4 will be closed between junctions 10 and 11 near Reading overnight for 3 nights from next Wednesday (6 January).

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A new bridge is being installed over the M4, as part of the construction of the new Shinfield Eastern Relief Road, by HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction on behalf of the University of Reading.

The M4 will be closed in both directions for 3 nights to allow the installation of the outer frame of the new bridge deck and barriers which will protect the workforce during construction. These couldn’t be completed during the closures earlier in December due to adverse weather.

The closures will be in place overnight, from 9pm to 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3270 and A329(M).

For more information about the work, visit the south of M4 page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 30 December 2015