Highways England install two new bridges over the M4 motorway in one weekend
The M4 between junctions 6 and 8/9 near Slough and Maidenhead in Berkshire has fully reopened after work to lift huge steel beams into place over the motorway finished early.
The motorway was scheduled to be closed until 6am on Monday morning but work was completed early with the site teams installing two new bridges in just over 24 hours. The M4 then fully reopened at around 6pm on Sunday 17 May.
The weekend saw the installation of bridge decks for two new structures on the M4: Huntercombe Spur bridge at Junction 7 and Ascot Road bridge near Junctions 8/9. Both will replace the original bridges built in the early 1960s and will open later this year.
The work is part of a project to upgrade the M4 between junctions 3 and 12 to a smart motorway.