An internet company that’s previously been accused of causing ‘traffic chaos’ has announced it will be conducting nearly a months worth of roadworks in Caversham.

The internet company CityFibre and its installation contractor Instalcom have previously been criticised for causing ‘traffic chaos’ for works it did in April.

For its part, bosses at CityFibre have said the works are necessary to bring next generation internet connectivity to Reading.

Now, CityFibre has announced roadworks as part of its fibreoptic broadband upgrade project, with work set to begin next Monday (October 3).

The company was scrutinised by councillors at a strategic environment, planning and transport committee on July 7.

The project is still going ahead and the roadworks have been permitted by Reading Borough Council.

Details on the planned duration of the works can be found on the OneNetwork website.

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Work will begin at the junction of Peppard Road and Prospect Street, from 8am on Monday, October 3 to 6pm on Friday, October 28 – a period of 25 days.

There will also be multi-way traffic lights at the double roundabout junction of Church Street Prospect Street and Gosbrook Road which will be undertaken during the school half term which runs from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28.

Stacey King, Regional Partnership Director at CityFibre, said: “CityFibre is investing £58 million into Reading to transform its digital infrastructure and bring next generation full fibre connectivity to almost every home and business in the town.

“This is a major undertaking, which is why we are working closely with our build partner, local authorities and the council’s highways team to ensure all works are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“We’d like to reassure residents that we are doing everything possible to manage disruption.

“For example, part of the works will take place during half term break, which will help to ease traffic.

“We’d like to thank residents and commuters for their patience during any recent delays they may have encountered.

“We are extremely grateful for the support we’ve received from the wider community to date while we deliver this major investment programme.”

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The approved roadworks by CityFibre comes as heavy traffic was experienced in Reading last weekend and more delays are expected this weekend.

Last weekend (Saturday, September 24-Sunday, September 25) traffic was heavy due to the closure of the M4 heading westbound between junctions 11 and 12 and utility works in Tilehurst Road.

This weekend there will be more heavy traffic as all lanes on the M4 heading eastbound will be closed between junctions 12 and 11 from 9pm on Friday, September 30 to 6am on Saturday October 1, then shuts again from 10pm on that day to 5.30am on Monday, October 3.

CityFibre is also undertaking installation work requiring traffic lights in Christchurch Road which ends on Friday, October 7 and Southampton Street due to finish on Friday, October 14.