M4 plans go on show
June 02, 2008
Motorists can visit an exhibition explaining the improvements to Junction 11 of the M4 this weekend.
It will be held on Saturday between 9am and 2pm at Three Mile Cross Church Centre, in the Main Hall of Basingstoke Road in Three Mile Cross.
Plans for the project will be on display and people will be on hand to answer questions.
Work has already begun on the Junction 11 bottleneck and is expected to last until 2010.
When it is finished, safety will be improved with space for public transport, walkers and cyclists.
The organisers anticipate people using the junction, local businesses and nearby neighbours will have many questions to raise, so a joint exhibition will be run in the coming months where improvement plans and information can be gathered.
Representatives from Wokingham and Reading councils and contractors Laing O’Rourke will be on hand to help.
It will be the first in a series of meetings and exhibitions to keep people informed about the progress of the project.
Tony Street, project manager and Wokingham Borough Council’s lead engineer for the works, said: “This is a huge improvement plan that represents a key component of our transport strategy, which will eventually lead to a range of traffic-related benefits for everyone using the junction.
“Owing to its large scale and complexity there are bound to be many questions and concerns that residents, commuters and the local community have.”