The Wokingham Paper

Good news for Royals fans – M4 to stay open on Thursday

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A new bridge is being installed across the M4 this week. Picture: Paul King

WORK taking place to lay a bridge over the M4 in Shinfield this week will start later than planned on Thursday night.

This is to allow supporters attending the Reading v Queens Park Rangers football fixture at Madejski Stadium on the same night to access and leave the match without any further delays.
The motorway has been closed between Junction 10 for Wokingham and 11 at Three Mile Cross in both directions all this week to allow work on the new Shinfield Relief
Road to take place in safety.
The carriageways have been blocked off from 9pm, but following discussions with Hochtief Construction, the work planned for tomorrow night will now start at 11pm. The road then reopens at 6am.
This was following concerns raised about the traffic problems which could arise with the motorway being closed while the game is taking place. Diversions are in place that take drivers through Reading and Wokingham boroughs.
A statement released by the football club said: “We wish to thank Hochtief Construction for their assistance, which will allow supporters of both Reading and QPR easier access away from Madejski Stadium following the game.”
The match kicks-off at 8pm.

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