I set out below the text of my most recent letter to Highways England about their project to ease the congestion at the junction of the M4 and A329(M).
Dear Mr O’Sullivan
M4 Junction 10 with the A329(M)
The project to ease congestion and improve traffic flows at the above junction has resulted in regular complaints to me by my constituents. The most serious complaint concerns safety, and I understand that there have been three accidents while the work has been in progress.
The other complaints are about congestion and the time it now takes to complete a journey trying to use the A329(M).
In a letter to me of 20 October, Mr Yandell confirmed that the junction had not performed in accordance with the traffic model. A road safety audit was to be carried out on 21 October and Highways England would review any further measures that needed to be taken.
As a matter of some urgency, I should be grateful to know what action Highways England is now taking to ensure the safety of those using junction 10 and those who are driving north/south on the A329(M). I should also like to know what plans are now in hand to ease the congestion on the A329(M) that has been caused as a direct result of the changes made to the junction.
I understand that officers from Wokingham Borough Council are seeking a meeting with Highway England officials. I hope that this meeting takes place soon.