As part of the rail electrification project the A340 rail bridge will be closed as above.
This is in addition to the Station Road and Sulhamstead Hill closures that are already in place.
A diversion route will be signed via the A4 and Frouds Lane, traffic lights will be used at either end of Frouds Lane to ease the traffic flow.
The only vehicular acces to the premises south of the railway line at Aldermston Wharf will be via the A340, Frouds Lane and A4. To ensure access across the canal bridge a
bridge engineer will be on site at all times the bridge is operational.
There will be two pedestrian routes across the railway line to the A4, Aldermaston Station footbridge and a temporary foot bridge to be built next tothe A340 bridge (Date this will be open not yet known)
By 13th May the new bridge will be in place on the A340 but only with temporary approach roads, the A340 will reopen so that Frouds Lane can be closed for reconstruction of thta bridge.
Finally when Frouds Lane is complete there will be a further closure of the A340 for reinstatement of the approach roads.
The works are being carried out by Carrillion on behalf of Network Rail and enquires should be addressed to the national rail Enquiry line on 0845 711 4141.
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