ELECTRIFICATION works will see a rail bridge in Woodley closed to traffic overnight.

The rail bridge on Butts Hill Road will be shut closed to allow engineers from Network Rail to complete the works.

The project, which started on April 14, is expected to be finished in the autumn, with road closures in place from April 21 for two weeks.

Another batch of closures will see new steel parapets installed from June 16 to the end of August.

Jamie Davies, Network Rail’s head of programme integration, said: "This work is crucial to delivering a better service for passengers, as we undertake the biggest transformation of the Western route since Brunel, with investment in infrastructure and the largest fleet upgrade in a generation.

"Making sure the public are safe is our key priority, but I understand this essential work will be inconvenient, so I would like to thank local residents for their patience in advance while we carry it out.

"We are continuing to work closely with Wokingham Borough Council to minimise disruption and complete the work in as short a timescale as possible."

The bridge will be shut on weeknights from 10pm to 6am the following day and on Saturday nights from 10pm to 8am.

However, there will be no overnight closures on Friday and Sunday evenings during the works.

Drivers will be diverted via Butts Hill Road, Headley Road, Reading Road, A4 Bath Road and Pound Lane.