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Cutbush Lane junction closed for Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

Cutbush Lane junction closed for Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

18 July 2016

Cutbush Lane where it meets Shinfield Road, and the existing and new M4 bridges, are the focus of work from 18 July on the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (SERR).


The SERR is being built by Hochtief on behalf of the University of Reading, and is part of new infrastructure for the South of M4 Strategic Development Location.


This section of work on the new road is being carried out in specific phases to try and minimise disruption to the surrounding community and travelling public:

18 to 22 July

  • Traffic will continue to use the existing M4 bridge, but the Cutbush Lane/Shinfield Road junction will be fully closed 24/7
  • Access to and from Cutbush Lane will be via an alternative signed route

22 to 27 July

  • Southbound traffic will be permanently switched onto the new M4 bridge, and will access Shinfield via the new gyratory system (northbound traffic will continue to use the existing bridge)
  • The existing bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists

27 August to 30 October

  • The existing M4 bridge will be fully closed for refurbishment.  All vehicles, including pedestrians and cyclists, will use the new M4 bridge
  • Once refurbished, the existing bridge will re-open to pedestrians, cyclists and buses only


These dates are subject to weather conditions, and does not include the work to Arborfield Road roundabout which is still being finalised.

You can also find out background information about the SERR on our website.