M4 motorway

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Police catch lorry driver using two phones on motorway

    The man was filmed on a stretch of the M4 in Bristol by Avon & Somerset Police.

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    Video caption: M4 crash: Police shut motorway after pedestrian dies

    The man was struck by an articulated lorry at about 03:45 GMT and died at the scene, police say.

  3. M4 weekend closure for road resurfacing

    M4

    The M4 will be closed for the weekend in both directions from 20:00 GMT this evening between junction 6 for Slough, and 8/9 for Maidenhead.

    The junction 7 westbound entry and exit slip roads will also closed until Monday at 06:00.

    This is for major resurfacing work as part of the £848m smart motorway project.

    Drivers will be diverted on to the A4 Bath Road and A33 through the town until the motorway reopens at 06:00 on Monday.

    The project started in 2018 and is due to be completed in Spring 2022.

    Smart motorways involve using the hard shoulder as a running lane and using variable speed limits to control the flow of traffic.

  4. Traffic delays expected during M4 closure

    Smart motorway upgrade

    Traffic delays are expected in Reading this weekend as the next M4 closure will divert motorists through the town.

    The M4 will be closed in both directions from 20:00 GMT this evening between junction 11 (Reading) and 12 (Theale).

    This is for carriage resurfacing work as part of the £848m smart motorway project.

    Drivers will be diverted on to the A4 Bath Road and A33 through the town until the motorway reopens at 06:00 on Monday.

    The project started in 2018 and is due to be completed in Spring 2022.

    Smart motorways involve using the hard shoulder as a running lane and using variable speed limits to control the flow of traffic.