Several motorway closures will affect drivers across Berkshire  this weekend, according to National Highways England.

This is mainly because of repairs on the M4 which will last the full weekend.

Drivers on the M25 heading towards Heathrow Airport will also experience delays following these closures.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas at that sort of time, then take note of what diversions will be in place.

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Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday October 8 to Sunday October 10.


What are the M4 and M25 closures for Friday October 8 in Berkshire?



Junction 13 to 14

The M4 will be shut in both directions between junction 13 for Chieveley/Newbury and junction 14 for Hungerford this weekend.

It will be closed from today ( Friday, October 8) to Monday (October 11) to alllow for repairs to Wickam Bridge.

If work is not completed this weekend, there will be another closure next weekend between 9pm on Friday, October 15 to 6am on Monday, October 18.

Why is it closed?

Repairs are being made to Wickam Bridge, which carries Welford Road over the M4, over the course of the weekend. 

The waterproof material under the road is being replaced and the road then needs to be resurfaced.

Are there any diversions?

As a result of the closure, drivers will be diverted off the motorway to teh A34 at junction 13. 

This will take you along the A4, onto the A338 and allow you to return to the motorway at junction 14 for Hungerford.


Junction 3 to 4b M25


The M4 will also be closed between junction 3 for Hayes and junction 4b for the M25 and Heathrow Airport.

It will be shut in both directions from tomorrow (Saturday, October 9) from 4am to Monday (October 11) at 6am.

Why is it closed?

The motorway is closed due to ongoing smart motorway works.

Are there any diversions?

Drivers will be diverted on A312, A40 to the M25 instead.


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