‘Plan-ahead if you’re using the M4 over the next two weekends,’ is the message from Highways England as the motorway will be closed on two separate stretches for resurfacing work.

From 9pm this Friday the eastbound M4 will be closed between junctions 5 (Langley) and 4b (M25) until 6am on Monday. This is for resurfacing work around the new Old Slade Lane bridge and to upgrade the carriageway into a smart motorway.

There is also another closure at the same time westbound only, between junctions 13 and 14 with the M4 also closed near Newbury for carriageway resurfacing.

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The following weekend from 9pm on Friday September 11 until 6am on Monday, September 14 there will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway of the M4 between junctions 4b (M25) and 5 (Langley). This is for the remaining work outstanding on the carriageway work around the new Old Slade Lane Bridge.

Near Newbury, the eastbound M4 between junctions 15 and 14 will again be closed for carriageway resurfacing on those dates.

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For the closure near Langley, motorway traffic eastbound will be diverted off the M4 at junction 5 (Langley) to join the M25 at J14 via the A4, A3044 and A3113. Traffic should head north on the M25 to re-join the M4 at junction 4b.  

Motorway traffic going westbound will be diverted off the M4 at junction 4b to join the M25.

For the closure near Newbury, traffic should follow the A3113, A3044 and the A4 to re-join the M4 at junction 5 to continue the journey west.

Diversions for all closures will be clearly signed.

For more information and to sign up for project newsletters please visit: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/m4j3to12.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website (www.highwaysengland.co.uk/traffic), local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps. Local Twitter services are also available at @HighwaysSEAST.