Highways England undertakes the majority of resurfacing works on the Strategic Road Network using a lower noise material. This material is thinner than conventional Hot Rolled Asphalt and has qualities which reduces noise levels.
For the safety of our workforce and customers, we will be carrying out the work overnight between 10pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) as follows:
Resurfacing of the A34 northbound from Donnington to Beedon
Monday 12 to Wednesday 21 February (eight nights)
Full overnight closure of the A339 northbound carriageway from the Vodafone roundabout to the M4, and of the exit from the A34 northbound to the M4.
Two clearly signed diversions will be in place:
· Non-motorway vehicles – from Newbury, north on the B4009 towards Hermitage, north-west along Priors Court Road towards Chieveley, then either left at Graces Lane for the service area/hotels and M4, or continue through Chieveley/Beedon for the A34 northbound
· Motorway permitted vehicles – from Newbury, travel west along the A4 towards Hungerford, turn right onto the A338 towards Wantage, joining the M4 at junction 14
Thursday 22 February to Tuesday 6 March (nine nights)
Full overnight closure of the A34 northbound carriageway from the A4 Speen junction to Chieveley, and a lane closure on the A339 northbound carriageway. Traffic will be diverted from Speen, east along the A4 Bath Road towards Newbury centre, then north on the A339 to access the A34 and M4 at the junction 13 roundabout.
Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 March (three nights)
Full overnight closure of the A34 northbound carriageway by Chieveley village. Vehicles under 7.5t will be diverted via Chieveley and Beedon villages, re-joining the A34 at Beedon; vehicles over 7.5t will be diverted via the M4.
Resurfacing of the A34 southbound from Beedon to Donnington
The detailed programme for this phase of resurfacing is yet to be confirmed, but will be split between the following two closures:
· Full overnight closure of the A34 southbound carriageway from Chieveley to the A4 Speen junction with a clearly signed diversion via the A339 towards Newbury
· Full overnight closure of the A34 southbound carriageway from the A4130 Milton Interchange to Chieveley with a clearly signed diversion in please via Wantage, Hungerford and Speen
Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance at the junction for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.
Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles on blue-light calls.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption caused during our work; 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