New closure of Kings Road and Boundary Road in Newbury announced by West Berkshire Council
A further closure of two Newbury roads – which caused traffic chaos last week – has been announced.
Kings Road and Boundary Road will now be closed for three days this coming bank holiday weekend (August 27-29).
The roads were initially closed on Monday, but on Wednesday evening they were temporarily reopened while a new plan for the works was drawn up, after residents complained of “pure hell” days.
The closures were put in place to allow for freeway and drainage improvements associated with the Sterling Cables development and were expected to last approximately seven weeks.
From Saturday, Kings Road will be closed between its junctions with Boundary Road and Hectors Way, while Boundary Road will be closed between its junctions with Railway Road and Mill Lane/Bone Lane.
The junction where Kings Road meets Boundary Road will be closed to traffic in all directions.
One-way restrictions on Kings Road and Boundary Road will be suspended to maintain access for residents, with residents of Kings Road able to access traffic lights near Sainsbury’s.
Roads are expected to reopen by Tuesday.
Last Monday, police were forced to close Mill Lane so they could drive their emergency vehicles in and out of Newbury Police Station.
Residents and businesses told Newbury today of their anger and frustration at traffic being halted for hours.