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Hungerford High Street - Lane Reopened

Traffic lights between Park Street and Atherton Crescent expected to be in place for up to nine months.

Posted by: Communications team on 04 January 2023 10:00
Categories: December 2022
Hungerford High Street

Update on Wednesday 4 January, 2023

A lane closure along part of Hungerford High Street will remain in place for up to nine months.

Traffic lights are currently in place between Park Street and Atherton Crescent and will remain until it is safe to open both carriageways. It will take some time for the building's owners to complete the repairs to make it safe, so the traffic lights are expected to be in place for between six and nine months.

We understand the inconvenience this is causing to people in the town. Unfortunately this is a situation which is out of our control, but we are grateful for their patience whilst this situation is resolved.

Thursday 15 December

Hungerford High Street will remain closed while preliminary structural work is carried out to buildings to remove the risk of collapse.

Damage to the buildings was caused when a vehicle collided with them on Tuesday 13 December, and left them unsafe. As a result, the road has been closed to protect pedestrians and passing traffic.

Following building inspections over the past 24 hours, remedial works are expected to begin early next week. Once completed successfully, this will allow a single carriageway to be opened on the opposite side of the road from the buildings with two-way traffic lights in place. Further work is required before an assessment can be made on when the road can be completely opened, as it will not be safe to allow traffic to pass immediately next to them. The road closure affects the High Street (A338) between Park Street and Atherton Crescent. The diversion route is available here.

We appreciate that this will cause disruption to residents and businesses in Hungerford at a particularly busy time of the year. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst this situation is resolved.

As the buildings are privately-owned, the Council is unable to make the buildings safe itself but we are liaising with the owners and their insurers where possible to ensure that the road may be reopened as quickly as possible.

Neighbouring residents and businesses have been made aware of the closure and are being kept informed.

Last modified: 04 January 2023 10:28

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