Roadworks

Published: 22 May 2021

Station Road | 20–24 July

Works to improve footways, reconstruct the width restriction and resurface the carriageway in Station Road, Theale are substantially complete. Owing to the previous bad weather and staff availability the core works are now scheduled to resume on 20th July and anticipated to finish on 24th July.

Minor work to install additional upstanding bollards and apply the final surface course to the width restriction island will take place once a supplier delay has been resolved.

Please contact Clive Tombs on 01635 519229.

Hose Hill | 26–30 July

 

West Berkshire Council’s contractor Volker Highways Ltd., will be undertaking the essential carriageway surfacing works on Hose Hill between Folly Lane and Deans Copse Road, Burghfield from 07.00am and 7:00pm Monday 26 to Friday 30 July 2021 as shown on the enclosed plan. These works will be undertaken using a formal road closure with a signed diversion route to provide a safe working zone for the workforce and public. No through traffic will be available, however, the contractor will endeavour to maintain access to residential properties and emergency vehicles will be given access through the site but only under the supervision of the appointed Site Supervisor.

Residents letters have been delivered and advanced information boards have been erected on site and every effort will be made to complete these works as programmed, however, these works will be delayed if the weather is very wet or hot. Should it be necessary to revise the programme, the information boards will be updated accordingly.

Should it be necessary to revise the programme, the information boards will be updated accordingly. Alternatively, you can view the current status of the scheme by visiting https://one.network/?121360148 where any updates will be posted.

On-street parking or parking on verges and any other part of the public highway will not be available to prevent damage caused by the works.

 

M4 Junction 12 Traffic Signal Replacement | 28 June — 8 October

We’ll shortly be carrying out work to upgrade the traffic signals around junction 12 of the M4 at Theale (Berkshire). Work will involve replacing the traffic signals around junction 12 with new LED signals and controllers. The refurbishments will include upgrading to extra low voltage cabling and equipment to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, different sections of the roundabout will be closed overnight (between 9pm and 6am). These sections are currently scheduled as follows, but are subject to change:

Monday 5 to Tuesday 6 July

Closure of the west side of the junction

Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 July

Closure of the east side of the junction

          Monday 12 to Friday 16 July   

Closure of the east side of the junction

Monday 19 July to Friday 17 September

Lane closures on the roundabout

Monday 20 September to Friday 1 September

Closure of the west side of the junction

Monday 4 to Friday 15 October

Closure of the east side of the junction

Signed diversions will be in place via adjacent junctions for closures of the M4 slip road; in addition, the following diversions will be in place for closures of the A4 exits from the roundabouts:

  • Closure of the access from roundabout to A4 Bath Road (Theale side) – traffic will be diverted towards Reading centre, then the A329 to Pangbourne, then A340 to Theale
  • Closure of the access from roundabout to A4 Bath Road (Calcot side) – traffic will be diverted along Bath Road, then north on the A340 to Pangbourne, along the A329 towards Reading centre, then along the A4 to Calcot

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles on blue light calls.

Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll advertise the closures on yellow signs placed in advance at the junction, and on our South-East Twitter page (@HighwaysSEAST)

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during this work. If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about our work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Alternatively, please visit our webpage https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/south-east/south-east-maintenance-schemes/.

A plan of the closures can be found here.

Theale Station Road & Brunel Road footway improvements | 14 June — 8 July

Following initial investigation work, West Berkshire Council’s (WBC) term maintenance contractor Volker Highways will be continuing works to improve footways in Station Road and Brunel Road, Theale, from Monday 14th June 2021 for approximately eighteen days total, with works taking place on weekdays (Monday-Friday).

The new works will involve:

(1) Replacement of damaged kerbs and adjustments to kerb lines;

(2) Resurfacing footway on east side of Station Road, from south of bypass bridge around to the Theale House car park entrance;

(3) Resurfacing section of footway on west side of Station Road underneath the bypass bridge, to junction with Meadow Way;

(4) Installation of tactile paving at pedestrian crossing points;

(5) Replacement of time-expired fencing on either side of the bypass bridge;

(6) Reconstruction of existing width restriction, and resurfacing of the carriageway on Station Road underneath the bypass bridge; and

(7) Replacement of time-expired poles and signs, including additional advance warning sign for width restriction on west side of Station Road at Church Street junction, beside Theale Motor Co. site

Any queries regarding this project contact Clive Tombs on 01635 519229.