Jul 13 2012 By Jack Griffith
THE M4 has now been fully reopened to traffic, after six days of repairs to cracks.
The Highways Agency announced this morning (Friday) that the stretch of the main road between junctions two and three - in Brentford and Hayes respectively - would reopen to all vehicles.
The work was expected to carry on through the weekend, but is appears that work to fix a hairline crack in the supports of the Boston Manor Viaduct, to the west of junction two, has been completed ahead of time.
The main road was closed between junctions one and three last Friday, after maintenance workers undertaking separate repairs discovered the cracks in highly stressed parts of the bridge.
To remedy the problem, the Highways Agency had to manufacture bespoke specialist steel plates and install them over the crack
Vehicles weighing seven and a half tonnes or more will still be restricted from using the motorway between the junctions
A diversion route remains in place via the A4 and A312 dual carriageways.