MOTORISTS can expect severe delays on Sunday during road closures for the Reading Half Marathon.

The rolling road closures run from 7am-2pm with the main routes affected including the A33, Shinfield Road, Berkeley Avenue, Bath Road, Castle Hill, Tilehurst Road and Northumberland Avenue.

Diversions will be signposted, but visitors travelling into Reading on the M4 are advised to use junctions 10 and 12 until 1pm to avoid the worst delays.

Access to the Royal Berkshire Hospital will be open from London Road, Berkshire Independent Hospital from Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue, and Spire Dunedin Hospital from the IDR, Castle Hill and Bath Road.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre and access to Link Retail Park will open at 2pm and all town centre car parks will operate as normal, except for the Oracle Riverside, which will open at 11.30am. For full details see or call 0118 937 2771.

Revised Reading Buses timetables are available at and for road closure information on the day call 0118 958 9204.

Road Closed (approx) Area

A33 (north and southbound) 9.45am - 10.20am entire Bennet Road gyratory system

Bennet Road 9.00am - 10.30am entire length

Basingstoke Road 9.50am - 10.30am between Imperial Way & Callington Road

Island Road 9.00am - 1.00pm entire length

Hartland Road 9.00am - 10.40am between Basingstoke Road and Northumberland Ave

Northumberland Avenue 9.00am - 10.50am between Hartland Road and Whitley Wood Road

Whitley Wood Road 9.00am - 11.00am between Whitley Wood Lane and Shinfield Road

Shinfield Road 9.00am - 11.15am between Whitley Wood Road and Christchurch Road

Pepper Lane 9.00am - 11.15am entire length

Christchurch Road 9.00am - 11.15am entire length

Kendrick Road 9.00am - 11.15am entire length

London Road 9.00am - 11.30am between Sidmouth Street and Crown Street

London Street 9.00am - 11.30am entire length

Mill Lane (north and southbound) 9.00am - 11.30am entire length

Duke Street 9.00am - 11.30am entire length

Thorn Lane 9.00am - 11.30am entire length

Yield Hall Place 9.00am - 11.30am entire length

Minster Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Gun Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

St Marys Butts 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

King Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

King's Road 9.00am - 11.40am between Abbey Street and King Street

Abbey Square 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Abbey Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Abbots Walk 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

The Forbury 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Butter Market 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

High Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Market Place 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Blagrave Street 9.00am - 11.40am between Valpy Street and Friar Street

Valpy Street 9.00am - 11.40am entire length

Friar Street 9.00am - 11.45am between Blagrave Street and West Street

Station Road 9.00am - 11.45am entire length

West Street 9.00am - 11.45am entire length

Oxford Road 9.00am - 11.45am between West Street and Bedford Road

Russell Street 9.00am - 12.00pm entire length

Tilehurst Road 9.00am - 12.15pm between Russell Street and Liebenrood Road

Liebenrood Road 9.00am - 12.15pm entire length

Bath Road 9.00am - 12.15pm between Circuit Lane and Coley Avenue

Castle Hill 9.00am - 12.30pm entire length

Coley Avenue 9.00am - 12.30pm between Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue

Berkeley Avenue 9.00am - 12.30pm between Elgar Road and Shaw Road

Rose Kiln Lane (northbound) 9.00am - 12.45pm between Berkeley Avenue and junction with the A33

A33 (northbound) 9.00am - 1.00pm between Bennet Road and IDR

Longwater Ave 7.00am - 2.00pm entire length

Brook Drive 7.00am - 2.00pm entire length

Northern Way 7.00am - 2.00pm entire length

Hoops Way 7.00am - 2.00pm entire length

Shooters Way 7.00am - 2.00pm entire length