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£10m M4 improvements start

Words: Laura Edgar

Work has begun on a £10 million road improvement scheme at a section of the M4 in Berkshire.

The works include improvements to the junction 10 interchange near Wokingham, bridge renovations and flood reduction measures for the motorway, which about 130,000 people use each day.

The Highways Agency says this investment shows its commitment to improving the M4.

“The improvements we’re making at junction 10 will reduce congestion and support the creation of more than 6,000 jobs and 9,000 homes in the area by 2020. The other work will help to keep the M4 running safely and reliably for the many thousands of drivers who depend on it every day.”

Work on junction 10, developed in support of the Wokingham Core Strategy, includes altering the road layout to improve traffic flow, widening the link road from the A329 to the M4 and repairing and updating parts of the drainage system along the M4 between junction 8/9 and 10 to reduce the potential for flooding.

A contraflow is already in place between junctions 8/9 and 10 and will remain in operation until early October. All of the works will be completed early in 2015.