M4 closures this weekend near Slough as smart motorway works continue

Roadworks are due to close stretches of the M4 in Berkshire this weekend.

The roads were relatively quiet on Friday, February 18 as people were told to stay home after a red weather warning was put in place because of Storm Eunice.

Trees were brought down across the county by strong winds, affecting roads and railways.

Read more: Storm Eunice live updates as person hit by debris and multiple roads close

But smart motorways roadworks were expected to resume on Friday night, including a full weekend closure of the M4.

The motorway is due to be closed between junction 8/9 for Maidenhead and junction 6 for Slough from 8pm on Friday, February 18.

M4 closures this weekend near Slough as smart motorway works continue

It will be closed for the entire weekend, with drivers diverted off the motorway and onto the the A308M, A308 and the A355 or this route in reverse.

The road is expected to reopen by 6am on Monday, February 21.

The westbound entry slip road to the M4 at junction 10 for Wokingham and Bracknell is expected to be closed overnight on Friday, February 18.

The closure will begin at 8pm, with the slip road from the A329M due to reopen by 6am on Saturday, February 19. Drivers will be diverted to the Showcase Roundabout, then along Lower Earley Way before joining the motorway at junction 11 for Reading.

A signed diversion will be in place. The closure is part of ongoing smart motorway works.

The westbound entry slip road at junction 12 Theale will also be closed overnight on Friday, February 18.

The motorway entry slip road is due to be closed from 9pm and is expected to reopen by 5am the following morning, Saturday, February 19.

The closure is for emergency barrier repairs and there will be a signed diversion in place.

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