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A4 Hambridge Road and Lower Way Improvements

This scheme involves highway improvements within the area of the A4 between Dorneywood Way and Rooke's Way (exit road from the hospital) whilst also including changes to sections of Hambridge Road and Lower Way.

Both signalised junctions on the A4 with Hambridge Road and Lower Way have been redesigned and all the existing infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded. There will also be widening works undertaking within Hambridge Road to construct and additional left turn lane between the A4 and Two Rivers Way.

Works are due to start on 6 January 2020 and last until Summer 2020.

A drawing showing the new road layout can be viewed below:

If you have any questions, comments or would like further information, please get in touch with the Network Improvements Team.

An image of Hambridge Road in Thatcham

Traffic Signal Loop Installation

Written on: 26-6-2020

We are now able to provide information regarding the upcoming traffic signal loop installation on the A4, Hambridge Road, Lower Way, Fir Tree Lane and at the Hospital. This final element of the scheme requires loops to be cut and installed within the new carriageway surface. Once the loops are operational West Berkshire Council's (WBC) ITS department will commission Siemens to configure the traffic signals at both junctions so as they work together to improve traffic flow through the area.

Therefore please see the pdf icon loop letter [502kb] which highlights the closure dates and access arrangements. The night closures are permitted between 19:00pm to 5:00am. The day works will be undertaken using lane closures so as to maintain flow in both directions on the A4 with a series of diversions in place during the small number of road closures.


Resurfacing Update

Written on: 18-6-2020

West Berkshire Council's (WBC) term maintenance contractor Volker Highways has made significant progress in resurfacing of the A4 and are currently a number of days ahead of schedule. Therefore in order to maintain the current progress and utilise resources, the night time carriageway resurfacing of Hambridge Road is being brought forward and will now start on Monday 22nd June 2020 for four nights.

In order to safely undertake the works described above and to protect both the public and contractor, a full closure Hambridge Road is required. The night closures are permitted between 19:00pm to 5:00am. A series of diversions will be in place and are highlighted on plans within the pdf icon update letter. [882kb]

 


Resurfacing - End of Week 2

Written on: 15-6-2020

The carriageway resurfacing works continued last week with areas removed and laid westbound between Hambridge Road junction and B&Q roundabout as well as eastbound between Hambridge Road junction and Tull Way roundabout. The contractor Volker Highways have made excellent progress to date and although the weather outlook is somewhat mixed, the resurfacing for this week will continue as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday - eastbound between Hambridge Road junction and Tull Way roundabout
  • Friday - eastbound between B&Q roundabout and Hambridge Road junction

The above dates are subject to change should any unforeseen conditions arise. Closure information and plans can be found within the previous blog post.


Resurfacing - End of Week 1

Written on: 8-6-2020

Last week our term maintenance contractor Volker Highways completed carriageway resurfacing of the A4 Westbound between Tull Way Roundabout and Hambridge Road Junction as well as a section of Lower Way. They achieved a large area of resurfacing and will return to complete the outstanding lining as well as the replacement of three manhole covers. 

This week the A4 will continue be resurfaced as follows:

  • Monday to Wednesday - westbound between Hambridge Road Junction and B&Q roundabout
  • Thursday and Friday - eastbound between Lower Way Junction and Tull Way roundabout

The above dates are subject to any unforeseen conditions arising. Closure information and plans can be found within the previous blog post.


Upcoming A4, Hambridge Road and Lower Way Resurfacing

Written on: 19-5-2020

Our term maintenance contractor Volker Highways will soon be undertaking carriageway resurfacing of the A4 between B&Q Roundabout and Tull Way Roundabout as well as a section of Lower Way and Hambridge Road from the A4 to south of Two Rivers Way.

In order to safely undertake certain aspects of the works described above and to protect both the public and contractor, a series of directional road closures are required on the A4 and a full closure of areas within both Lower Way and Hambridge Road. 

The works are currently programmed to run from 1 June to 7 July 2020 and the various closure and diversion information and plans are pdf icon available to view online [534kb] as well an pdf icon overview of the works. [1Mb]

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the letter will not be delivered to any residential dwellings or businesses.