Major construction work causes delays for motorists
Published 14 Aug 2012 13:00 3 Comments
TRAFFIC jams are building up in west Reading and Caversham as heavy plant machinery moves into the partially built Network Rail depot in Richfield Avenue.
Motorists have been caught in long tailbacks as articulated lorries manoeuvre into the construction site which is being built as part of the £850m Reading Station upgrade.
Meanwhile there are huge jams in east Reading as contractors continue a five-day resurfacing of the A4 London Road. The main road is shut between Cemetery Junction and Sutton Seeds Roundabout from 8am-8pm today and tomorrow with diversions via Wokingham Road.
The work is part of Reading Borough Council's six week £845,000 resurfacing programme, which began last month.
Reading Buses services 13 and 14 are subject to diversions and delays with customers advised to check the company's website and Twitter page for updates.
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This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 14 Aug 12
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Being based in Cardiff Rd and therefore using Richfield Ave/Cow Lane many times, I must admit that I haven't noticed this. The biggest cause of traffic queues at that location is when the 'temporary' lights go on the blink ( or perhaps its Tony Page and his tinkering chums playing their daft games). So long as the lights have long green phases and therefore a minimum of 'dead' time when both sets are red, all is normally as well as can be. There should be extra length to the green phase in the mornings when heading for Caversham and the reverse in the evenings. Roll on the day when these bridges are finished!..............and roll on the day when Tony Page is no longer free to screw up our town!
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