M4 near Slough closed this weekend for bridge beam lift
Road users are being advised that the M4 will be closed in both directions between junction 5 (for Langley) and junction 6 (at Slough) this weekend to lift huge steel beams for the new Datchet Road bridge into place.
The motorway will be closed from 8pm on Friday 31 July to 6am on Monday 3 August 2020.
The existing Datchet road bridge will be closed with a signed local diversion in place. Motorway traffic will be diverted via the A4 and A355 during the closure. Other traffic should follow local diversions. All diversions will be clearly signed.
Other work will be taking place this weekend to make best use of the closure.
There are two more weekend closures of the M4 in August:
- 7-10 August 2020 between junctions 5 and 6
- 14-17 August 2020 between Junctions 6 and 8/9
The work is part of a project to upgrade the M4 between junctions 3 and 12 to a smart motorway. For more information and to sign up for project newsletters please visit: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m4-junctions-3-12-smart-motorway/
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