Press release

Overnight closures of the M4 near Reading

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Drivers are being advised that the M4 will be closed between junctions 10 and 11 near Reading overnight for two weeks from next Monday (1 February).

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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 over the two week period to allow the concrete to be poured that will form the new bridge deck. The work is weather dependent and hopefully will only require 6 nights over the 2 week period.

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The bridge beams being lifted into place in December 2015

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).

Further closures will be required later in the project. For more information about the work, please visit the scheme website.

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 27 January 2016