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Station Road at its junction with the A339 is closed until the end of the project in September. Alternative access to Newbury Station will be in place via St John’s Road, and will be clearly signed.

The bridge will be closed in both directions overnight Saturday 9 March between 9pm and 8am, and Sunday 10 March between 9pm and 6am while specialist scaffolding equipment, and narrow lanes and a reduced 30mph speed limit are installed across the bridge.

Throughout the scheme there will then be off peak lane closures and occasional overnight full closures between 9pm and 6am (Mondays to Friday) and 9pm to 8am (Saturdays and Sundays). The full closures will be publicised in advance.

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Traffic chaos to continue on A339 into this evening

A 53 year old man from Wiltshire is recovering in hospital following an accident on the A339 between Basingstoke and Newbury. Police say his injuries are not life threatening.

The road was closed for much of the day after an articulated lorry overturned near the Star Inn pub at Kingsclere. It is expected to remain closed during the evening rush hour. It closed at 0940 this morning causing severe delays. Police are warning of major congestion.

Latest estimates of clearing the debris are for the road to open again during the early evening but it could be closed for several more hours. Police had hoped the road would open in time for the busy rush hour.

Man in hospital after lorry overturns

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A 53-year-old man from Wiltshire is recovering in hospital after an articulated lorry overturned on the A339 between Basingstoke and Newbury.

Police say his injuries are not life threatening. The incident will close the road for much of the day. It happened near the Star Inn pub at Kingsclere.

The lorry had been carrying wood. Major delays have built up in the area. Hampshire Police say recovery will soon take place. Other vehicles managed to avoid the lorry when it overturned. It is the second lorry to overturn on the A339 In a week.

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