Six weeks of roadworks to start on Monday
Published 18 Jul 2012 15:36 1 Comment
MOTORISTS should brace themselves for six weeks of disruption when an £845,000 programme of roadworks gets under way across the Reading area on Monday.
The Reading Borough Council operation includes extensive resurfacing in London Road, which will closed between Cemetery Junction and Sutton Seeds roundabout on Saturday, August 11 for five days. The closure will last from 10am-8pm on the Saturday and 8am-8pm on the remaining four days.
With a stretch of Caversham Road already reduced to single-file traffic at different points between Chatham Street and Abbattoirs Road by a six week Thames Water pipe replacement programme, the summer promises headaches for drivers.
The council has pledged to make "every effort" to maintain access for residents and businesses in Newtown during the London Road work but warned it may not be possible for "short periods". Drivers are urged to use the M4 Junction 11 to get in and out of town.
Transport leader Cllr Tony Page said: "This is again a significant investment by the Council on better road surfaces for all road users. There will be some disruption while the work takes place and we hope residents will understand this is an inevitable consequence of improving road surfaces."
Westwood Glen - two days from Monday, July 23, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Tilehurst Road (Honey End Lane to Pegs Green Close), three days from Monday, July 30, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Norcot Road (Church End Lane to Pottery Road), two days from Monday, August 6, 9.30am-3.30pm. Temporary lights/road closure with diversion.
Bath Road (Southcote Lane to Parkside Road), two days from Tuesday, July 24, 9.30am-3.30pm. Temporary lights.
Grovelands Road (Water Road to Brisbane Road), two days from Wednesday, July 25, 8am-8pm. Temporary lights/road closure with diversion.
Southcote Road - three days from Tuesday, July 31, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Southcote Road/Tilehurst Road junction - Wednesday, August 1, 9.30am-3.30pm. Temporary lights.
Liebenrood Road (Bath Road to Inglewood Court), Wednesday, August 8, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Berkeley Avenue (St Saviour's Road to Littlecote Drive), five days from Thursday, July 26, (excluding weekend), 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Coley Avenue (Bath Road to Upavon Drive), three days from Thursday, August 2, (excluding weekend), 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Bath Road (Benyon Court to Lima Court) two days from Thursday, August 9, from 8am-8pm. Temporary traffic lights.
Hemdean Road (Church Street to Rectory Road), Sunday, July 29, from 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Gosbrook Road (George Street to Briants Avenue), two days from Saturday, August 4, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Henley Road (Grosvenor Road to Westfield Road), four days from Wednesday, August 15, 10am-8pm on the Wednesday, 8am-8pm on remaining three days. Full closure with diversion.
Oakley Road (Hemdean Road to Kidmore Road), two days from Monday, August 20, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
Kidmore Road/Tokers Green Lane/Shepherds Lane junction - two days from Tuesday, August 21, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
London Road (Cemetery Junction to Sutton Seeds roundabout(, five days from Saturday, August 11, 10am-8pm on the Saturday, 8am-8pm on remaining four days. Full closure with diversion.
Whitley Wood Road (Hartland Road to Staverton Road), two days from Tuesday, August 28, 8am-8pm. Full closure with diversion.
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Jul 18, 17:36
It's got to be done sometime so perhaps the school summer hols are the least worst time.
If you don't agree then make a better proposal and say how the extra cost will be funded.
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