MOTORISTS who use the A329M from the M4 are being advised to seek an alternative route this weekend.
Highways England (HE) plans to close the junction 10 slip road from the M4 westbound onto the A329M (towards Reading)from 9pm on Friday (4) to 6am on Monday.
The J10 slip road on the opposite side (M4 eastbound) will stay open because it acts as part of the diversion route. Traffic westbound will continue to J11, come off and double back onto the M4 eastbound to exit at J10 onto the A329M towards Reading.
The following weekend, the junction 10 slip road from the M4 eastbound onto the A329M (towards Wokingham) is due to be closed from 9pm on the Friday (11) to 6am Monday. As with this coming weekend, the slip road on the opposite side will stay open as part of the diversion route.
Depending on how these two weekend closures go, the slip roads may also have to be closed the following two weekends; November 18 to 21 and November 25 to 28 . HE says these additional closures will only be used if necessary.
These closures are part of an £8million Highways England project to reconstruct the bridge foundations for the slip roads crossing over the M4, and to repair the slip roads running beneath the A329M.
Following the major recent work it carried out at J10, HE says it wants to improve traffic flow through the junction and will do this work by March next year. HE says the aim of this additional work is to ease rush hour congestion on the A329(M).
While the three parts of this HE scheme are being carried out, Wokingham Borough Council will closely monitor their impact and work with HE to minimise any effects and manage any congestion.
For more information please contact Highways England’s customer contact centre on (0300) 123 5000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter:@HighwaysSEAST, or write to: Highways England, Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ.