Stuck in queues for the railway bridge? Three Tuns crossroads will be closed next week as well - Paul Childs Keller Williams

RESIDENTS already affected by the works to repair a railway bridge are being warned to watch out for road closures on another key route between Reading and Wokingham.

On Monday, February 12, Network Rail started a three-month project to repaint and restore the bridge over the A4 London Road.

To accommodate the works, just a single lane of traffic is open. Four-way traffic lights have been set up, taking into account a bus lane off the A3290, as well as traffic going to and from Reading.

This has caused major delays for many motorists, and next week it will be worse as the work has started during half-term.

Motorists are also being warned of a second set of works which will close the Wokingham Road at its junction with Wilderness Road – the Three Tuns crossroads.

This is to allow Openreach to carry out the installation of new cables as part of the ongoing work to boost broadband speeds in the region.

The work runs from Monday, February 20, through to Thursday, February 23.

The only glimmer of light for motorists is the closures are overnight, although that won’t be much comfort for people living in the surrounding houses as the work takes place.

The roads will be shut from 10pm to 5am on each of the days of the work.

A spokesperson for Wokingham Borough Council said: “Our Streetworks team think it is unlikely to cause too much congestion, even though the Network Rail works are also happening.”

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