Further to my email below, I am writing to provide an update from the site team on the closures planned for the next 2 weeks.
Closures this week remain unchanged (full closures of the M4 eastbound carriageway from junction 13 to junction 12), however the closures for next week will now be as follows:
· Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October – Full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12
· Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October – Full WESTBOUND closures from junction 12 to junction 13
The closures planned for week commencing 16 October have been cancelled as the narrow lane traffic management should be installed.
M4 Junctions 12 to 13 Hermitage (West Berkshire) – Bridge Refurbishment Works – Upcoming Closures
Preliminary works along the M4, between junctions 12 and 13, is progressing well and in October the narrow lane traffic management is scheduled to be installed. To assist with onsite activities and the installation of the traffic management, the following full overnight closures of the M4 have been programmed:
· Monday 2 October for 5 nights – full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12
· Monday 9 October for 5 nights – full WESTBOUND closures from junction 12 to junction 13
· Monday 16 October for 5 nights – full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to junction 12
M4 weekend closures
As with the previous scheme, during work to demolish and install the bridge deck beams, specialist working methods and equipment will be required which will include larger cranes that will sit across all lanes of the motorway. We will therefore need to fully close the M4 east and westbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 13 for entire weekend periods (9pm Friday through to 5am Monday).
The first of these closures is expected to be in late-November 2017 – confirmed dates will be advertised in advance on signs along the M4, on the Highways England website and via the media.
Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advisable that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.
During all closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton).
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption during the closures; if you have any questions, or if you’d like you know about our work please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can visit our website at www.highways.gov.uk/roads