£7million Improvements to A34 & M4

1 October 2012, 06:00 | Updated: 1 October 2012, 12:19

Drivers are being warned of overnight closures and speed restrictions as £7 million works starts on the A34 and the M4.

Sections of the M4 between junctions 10 and 11 near Reading are being resurfaced, safety barriers upgraded and parts of bridges will be replaced as part of £4.9 million maintenance project.

Work, which starts on October 1st, should be finished by Spring 2013. During the improvements there'll be narrower lanes and 50mph speed limits while some nights the the M4 will be closed to traffic with diversions in place.

People who live nearby have received letter warning them of extra noise during the works.

Meanwhile the rest of the money's being used to upgrade road surfaces on the A34 west of Oxford and these should be finished by the end of the year.

Significant stretches of a 6.5 mile stretch of the major route between the Peartree and Kennington Interchanges will get resurfaced.

There'll also be speed restrictions and some overnight closures between October 29 and 6 November.