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M4 Junctions 12 to 13: Bridge Refurbishment – Update
Planned works over the first weekend closure were completed successfully and we’d like to thank you for your patience during this period.
Overnight on Friday 31 March, the team removed the safety barrier and maneuvered the cranes into position, allowing work to the beams to be undertaken on Saturday. The barriers were reinstated and the closure lifted by midday on Sunday 2 April.
Highways England’s M3 junctions 2 to 4a smart motorway project will be installing the new Woodlands Lane Bridge, which crosses over the M3 near Windlesham. After further liaison between Highways England, its contractors and local stakeholders, it has been agreed that we will cancel the planned M4 weekend closures of 5 to 8 May and 19 to 22 May to allow the M3 team to install the bridge.
Therefore the next weekend closure of the M4 is planned from 9pm on Friday 12 May through to 6am on Monday 15 May 2017* (57 continuous hours), with a contingency weekend proposed for Friday 2 to Monday 5 June 2017.
Confirmed dates for this closure will be displayed in advance on signs along the M4.
Delays will be expected during this weekend closure and it is advisable that you plan ahead of your journey or avoid this route where possible – depending on your final destination, we would advise you to allow an addition 30 to 40 minutes for your journey.
Due to the rescheduled weekend closures, the local roads beneath the bridges are expected to remain closed until Tuesday 6 June*.