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PARTS of the M4 will be closed this weekend to allow for resurfacing works to take place.

The M4 eastbound carriageway between junction 13 (Chieveley) and junction 12 (Theale/Reading), will be closed.

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It will be closed from 9pm on Friday, October 2, through to 6am on Monday, October 5, to allow for all layers down to the foundations time to harden.

This will be followed by overnight closures (9pm to 6am) of the same stretch on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Traffic will be diverted from junction 13, south down the A34 and A339 into Newbury, then east along the A4 to re-join the M4 at junction 12.

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Highways England is advising drivers to plan their journey and allow extra time or avoid this route if possible.

If drivers have any questions, or if you would like to know more about Highways England work please email or call 0300 123 5000.