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Traffic diversions through Katesgrove for repairs to crash barriers on IDR flyover

The Flyover on 28 May 2019

Reading Borough Council will start repairs on the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) flyover crash barriers on Monday 8 July. A Parcelforce lorry broke through the barriers in May and landed on the Oracle roundabout at the bottom of Southampton Street.

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You might receive a National Highways and Transport survey

Reading Borough Council (RBC) are participating in the National Highways and Transport public satisfaction survey. At least 3,300 randomly selected households in the borough will receive a questionnaire.

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Long Barn Lane resurfacing work

Long Barn Lane closed 25 March

Resurfacing work on Long Barn Lane started on Monday 25 March and is expected to take up to three weeks until 12 April to complete.

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Southbound closure of Basingstoke Road at the Whitley Pump from 16 February

Gas main replacement on Basingstoke Road

A 20 metre stretch of Basingstoke Road southbound from the Whitley Street roundabout will be closed from 16 February for gas main replacement and reinforcement work.

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Southampton Street lane closures this morning

Two lanes of Southampton Street near S Giles Church were closed this morning while Thames Water install a new water connection. The work is planned to finish on 21 January 2019.

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Walking stage 2 of the IDR

Willow Street today

Stage 2 of Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) from Castle Hill to Southampton Street was under construction during 1969. After crossing Castle Hill, pedestrians can use a slipway down to Coley.

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Walking stage I of Reading’s IDR

The IDR as it was intended to be built at the time that Stage I was under construction.

Construction of Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) started in 1969, but it had been included in development plans since 1957 and no doubt was a twinkle in someone’s eye some time before that. It still bothers Reading’s civic soul when proposals are brought forward to make it one-way or to cover over part of it or turn it into a park.

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Introduction to “a walk around Reading’s IDR”

The IDR as it was intended to be built at the time that Stage I was under construction.

The Whitley Pump is leading a walk around Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days in September. Reading’s post-war history, in which it transformed from a primarily industrial to a retail town, circle the IDR like the IDR circles the town centre.

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London Street overnight road closures until 20 July

London Street will be closed to all traffic from 7pm in the evening to 1am the next morning until 20 July. The roadworks taking place are part of Reading Borough Council’s summer resurfacing programme.

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Summer road resurfacing in south Reading

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will be resurfacing roads all over town from 16 July until 15 August. Some of the work will be done overnight, and most involve road closures.

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Roadworks on Island Road will disrupt Smallmead tip access from 15 January

Roadworks on Island Road, which leads from the A33 to the Smallmead waste recycling centre, will start on Monday 15 January and last for eight weeks.

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Another Milman Road parking suspension

A parking suspension will be in force outside 10-14 Milman Road for three days from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 July.

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Roadworks on A327 Southampton Street from 9 June

Road works

Virgin Media are planning roadworks at the top of Southampton Street next to Jack Price Court on 9 June.

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Street lighting LED replacement project

The project to replace Reading’s street lighting with energy efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) reaches more streets in Katesgrove from 12 June.

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Roadworks on Christchurch Road from 5 June


Road works

Thames Water are planning roadworks on Christchurch Road near the Mount from 5 June – 7 June.

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Roadworks on London Road from 2 June

Road works

Thames Water are planning roadworks on London Road near the Sidmouth Street junction from 2 -5 June.

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Roadworks on Southampton Street from 1 June

Road works

Southern Electric are planning two roadworks on Southampton Street between 1 June and 5 June. One will be near the Red Lion Pub and the other at the Alpine Street junction.

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A33 lane closures begin on 30 May

Work to create a bus lane on the A33 in south Reading will mean northbound lane closures during off-peak periods on weekdays, as well as some weekends, from Tuesday 30 May. The southbound carriageway may be affected from mid-June.

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Roadworks on Southampton Street from 24 May

Road works

Thames Water are planning roadworks on Southampton Street at the junction of Crown and Pell Streets from 24 – 30 May.

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Roadworks on Basingstoke Road from 23 May

Road works

Thames Water are planning roadworks on Basingstoke Road between the Bennet and Acre Road junctions from 23 – 25 May.

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