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 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.

 


A339 Project Update - End of Week 48

Written on: 12-1-2017

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We have made good progress this week and managed to finish the resurfacing of the main A339 carriageway before the weather changed for the worse (see picture). We have also been working on further drainage, ducting and kerb work.

There was minimal traffic disruption during the week and we were able to keep both lanes open northbound while this work was done.

Lane closures next week, Monday 16 to Friday 20th January

Next week we will begin to reconstruct the central reservation. This requires the following lane closures between 09:30 and 15:30:

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th January: The outside lane will be closed in each direction while we excavate for the new central kerbs.

Wednesday 18th January: There will be no lane closures because we are expecting busy traffic due to a race meeting at Newbury Racecourse.

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January: The outside lane will be closed northbound for the installation of the kerbs in the central reservation. The inside lane will be closed southbound for more ducting and cabling work, street light installation and footpath surfacing.

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

Aside from the carriageway work, we are pleased to confirm that steps on the western side of the canal bridge will finally reopen for use next week. We are sorry that they have been closed for such a long time. We will now start work on the handrails on the eastern side of the bridge, so this will mean that the footpath and steps will be closed for short periods while the railings are detached and taken away, reopened while the railings are refurbished off-site, then closed again while they are reattached in a few weeks time.


A339 Project Update - End of Week 47

Written on: 4-1-2017

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Next week sees the start of the final phase of the project and there will be daily lane closures on the A339 between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm for approximately 9 weeks.

Lane closures

Monday 9 to Friday 13 January 2017

One lane will be closed in both directions under a contra-flow layout. This will enable us to resurface the southbound carriageway and paint new white lines. We will also complete some outstanding drainage and ducting work. We are expecting some delays for traffic using the A339 and the Robin Hood roundabout may also be affected by queuing traffic as a result.

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

Once the resurfacing is complete, we will begin to reconstruct the central reservation between the northbound and southbound sides of the road. This is not expected to be quite as disruptive to traffic but will still require lane closure(s). Details of which lanes will be closed and when will be published on this blog on a weekly basis.


A339 Project Update - End of Week 46

Written on: 23-12-2016

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Junction works in Fleming Road and the A339 progressed well again this week, with new kerb lines established and drainage installed. Meanwhile, electrical works in Victoria Park have been completed and the streetlamps that light the new footpaths are operational.

As we tidy up and secure the site for a brief Christmas shutdown between 26th to 30th December 2016, we also put the finishing touches to the re-surfacing programme that will begin in earnest in January.

In the meantime, our team would like to thank you for your patience throughout the works this year and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 


A339 Project Update - End of Week 45

Written on: 16-12-2016

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Having completed the retaining walls and all works to underground services, we have begun in earnest the kerbing works in the Fleming Road junction (see picture). As the kerbs are laid, we begin to see how the finished junction will eventually look and gradually see the scheme taking shape.

Next week, we continue with kerbing and highway drainage works as we look forward to the extensive road construction that will begin in the new year. Towards the end of the week, we will be securing the site for a week's Christmas shutdown that will take place between 26th to 30th December 2016.