Smart motorway roadworks on the M4 are expected to cause delays for drivers again this weekend. The motorway is due to be closed eastbound overnight on Friday and then from Saturday night until the early hours of Monday morning.
The closure will be in place eastbound only, between junction 11 for Reading and junction 10 for Wokingham/Bracknell. The M4 will initially be closed from 10pm on Friday, October 14 until 6am on Saturday morning. The road will then reopen and remain open all day, so works do not clash with Reading FC’s home game to West Brom on Saturday afternoon.
From 10pm on Saturday, October 15, the eastbound stretch between junction 11 and junction 10 will close again and will not reopen until 6am on Monday, October 17. During both closures, drivers will be diverted off the M4 at junction 11 and onto the B3270 before joining Lower Earley Way and going across the Showcase roundabout, onto the A329M and then back onto the M4 at junction 10.
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Drivers using the M4 are also warned of roadworks and lane closures, between junction 3 and 1, being carried out by Transport for London. These include bridge refurbishment works at the Chiswick flyover.
A National Highways spokesman said the smart motorway project between junction 3 at Hayes and junction 12 Theale was nearing completion and that a few more weekend closures were required to complete everything by the end of this year. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time.
M4 closures at Slough from Friday, October 21 to Monday, October 24
The M4 will be closed in both directions for the entire weekend from Friday, October 21 to Monday, October 24. The closure between junction 6 for Slough and Windsor and junction 8/9 for Maidenhead will begin after 10pm on the Friday and the road is due to reopen by 6am on the Monday.
A diversion will be in place on the A308M, the A308, the A332 and the A355 or this route in reverse. Local roads are expected to be busy during the M4 closure.
M4 closures at Slough from Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31
The M4 will be closed again during the last weekend in October, between junction 5 for Langley and junction 6 for Slough/Windsor. The closure, in both directions, will be split, with the road closed overnight on Friday, October 28 from 10pm to 6am the following morning. The road will then reopen during the day before closing on Saturday night at 10pm until the early hours of Monday, October 31. All traffic will be diverted off the motorway and onto A4 and the A355 or this route in reverse.
M4 closures at Slough from Friday, November 11 to Monday, November 14
National Highways have also planned a couple of M4 weekend closures in November. The motorway will be shut in both directions for the whole weekend from Friday, November 11 to Monday, November 14. The closure between between junctions 5 for Langley and junction 6 for Slough/Windsor begins at 10pm on the Friday and the road is due to reopen by 6am on Monday. There will be a signed diversion for drivers, taking them onto the A4 and the A355 before rejoining the motorway, or this route in reverse.
M4 closures at the M25 interchange from Friday, November 18 to Monday, November 21
There will be another full closure of the M4 from Friday, November 18 to Monday, November 21 between junctions 3 for Hayes and 4b at the M25 interchange. The motorway will be shut in both directions from 10pm on Friday until 6am on Monday morning. A signed diversion will be in place, via the A312, A40, M40 and the M25 or this route in reverse. Drivers are warned to expect delays throughout the weekend.
With thanks to CSG Member John Raddon for the info