West Berkshire Council

A339 Widening and Fleming Road Junction Blog

News and updates on the project to widen the A339 and construct a new junction with Fleming Road

From February 2016, work to widen the A339 and build a new junction with Fleming Road will begin.

We'll include news and updates on how things are progressing on this blog.

If you have questions or comments about the work on the A339 or the new junction, please get in touch with us.

If you'd like more information about the London Road Industrial Estate regeneration project, please contact Planning Policy.

 

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A339 Project Update - End of Week 53

Written on: 15-2-2017

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This week, we have made further progress with surfacing the traffic islands and carriageway edges. Electrical work has also continued, as has the construction of the new carriageway in Fleming Road. We have started to install the traffic detectors on the A339, these will be essential to the operation of the new traffic lights. We were not able to paint the new white lines on the A339 so will try again next week.

 

Lane closures next week, Monday 20th to Friday 24th February 2017

Lane closures will be needed again next week, in order to paint the white lines, install the traffic detectors and complete drainage and cabling work.

 

We will also carry on with the new carriageway construction in Fleming Road.

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys or if possible to use a different route. The end of this project is now in sight and we would like to thank road users for their patience during the recent lane closures.

                                                                                                            


A339 Project Update - End of Week 52

Written on: 10-2-2017

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This week we have continued with the construction of the traffic islands on the A339 adjacent to Fleming Road and the surfacing of the central reservation and interface between the new kerbs and the road. We have also progressed well with the building of the new road alignment in Fleming Road (see picture). Meanwhile, the electrical work required to energise the new streetlights on the southbound side of the road is almost complete.

Next week, much of our work is a continuation of the activities mention above. However, in addition we will begin the cutting of traffic signal sensor loops on the A339 and carrying out various other activities surrounding the new traffic signals in the new A339/Fleming Road junction, such as white line painting if weather is permitting.                                                                    

Lane closures next week, Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2017

Next week, there will be various works taking place on the A339 that will require lane closures. These works comprise the finishing of the new traffic islands adjacent to Fleming Road, filling in the gaps between the new central reserve and carriageway surface and the cutting of traffic sensor loops for the forthcoming new signals. These activities will require lane closures in both directions between 09:30 and 15:30to carry out these works.

We will also carry on with the new carriageway construction in Fleming Road.                                                                      

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys or if possible to use a different route. Alternatively, consider making short journeys across town on foot, especially at lunch times when the roads tend to be busier.


A339 Project Update - End of Week 51

Written on: 3-2-2017

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The installation of the central reservation (see picture) between the River Kennet Bridge and Fleming Road has proceeded well this week, with all the kerbs laid and in-filled with tarmac. Meanwhile, concrete protection to a large surface water culvert in Fleming Road has also taken place.

Next week, we continue with the installation of the traffic islands on the A339 adjacent to Fleming Road and continue the central reservation up to  the Robinhood Roundabout. These new islands will serve as the new pedestrian crossing place between the park and Faraday Road, as well as accommodating the signals that filter traffic in and out of the industrial estate.                                                                          

Lane closures next week, Monday 6th to Friday 10th February 2017

Next week, we will continue to construct the new traffic islands adjacent to Fleming Road and fill in the gaps between the new central reserve and carriageway surface. This requires lane closures in both directions between 09:30 and 15:30to carry out these works.

We will also carry on with the new carriageway construction in Fleming Road.                                   

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys or if possible to use a different route. Alternatively, consider making short journeys across town on foot, especially at lunch times when the roads tend to be busier.

Looking further ahead...

There will be four to five more weeks of lane closures on the A339 for work on or adjacent to the main carriageway, and a further one or two weeks of minor work to finish off the project and tidy up the site. Some of the remaining work is weather dependant, but if we don't experience excessively wet or cold conditions we aim to open the new junction on or before 20th March.

 


A339 Project Update - End of Week 50

Written on: 27-1-2017

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This week, works to the central reservation on the A339 have progressed well despite heavy morning frosts that restricted use of concrete. Meanwhile, road and drainage construction in Fleming Road also made good progress (see picture). Also this week, we removed the southbound parapet railings to the River Kennet Bridge and delivered them to the factory for refurbishment.

Next week, we continue with expect to finish the central reservation and begin works to the new traffic islands, as we continue with road construction in Fleming Road and the further installation of ancillary works.

Lane closures next week, Monday 30th to Friday 3rd February 2017

Next week, as mentioned above, we continue with the installation of the A339 central reservation and new traffic islands adjacent to Fleming Road. This requires lane 2 closures to both the northbound and southbound between 09:30 and 15:30 to carry out these works.

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys or if possible to use a different route. Alternatively, consider making short journeys across town on foot, especially at lunch times when the roads tend to be busier.

 


A339 Project Update - End of Week 49

Written on: 23-1-2017

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While works to the A339/Fleming Road junction progress with the installation of the underground network of ducts and foundations to signals equipment, the excavations for the central reservation and new traffic islands were completed on programme. Towards the end of the week, we began installing the new kerbs to the central reservation (see picture).

Next week we continue with the kerb installation to the central reservation and new traffic islands. We also continue with the installation of street lamps and other ancillary works.

Lane closures next week, Monday 23rd to Friday 27th January 2017

Next week we continue with the reconstruction of the A339 central reservation and begin the construction of the new traffic islands adjacent to Fleming Road. This requires lane closures both northbound and southbound                                            

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys or if possible to use a different route. Alternatively, consider making short journeys across town on foot, especially at lunch times when the roads tend to be busier.