Berkshire: M4 re-opened early after bridge work completed

The M4 in Berkshire has fully reopened in both directions after work to lift steel beams into place over the motorway finished early.

The beams were installed to support the new Riding Court Road bridge, over the motorway near junction 5.

This section of the M4 between J5 Langley and 6 near Slough was fully closed late on Friday 3 April, but work was delayed for several hours while the construction team assisted the emergency services in dealing with a serious road traffic incident near the site.

The motorway was scheduled to reopen at 6am on Monday 6 April, but was open early at 6am on Sunday.

The work is part of a project to convert the M4 between junctions 3 and 12 to a smart motorway. The new Riding Court Road bridge will be open by the end of the year.

All Highways England sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19 and no sites are open to the public.