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£6million road improvements for 2020-21 complete

£6million road improvements for 2020-21 complete

12 April 2021
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A road being resurfaced in Wokingham Borough

More than 130 roads across Wokingham Borough have seen improvements in the last year. 


Wokingham Borough Council’s annual road maintenance programme for 2020-21 is now complete, with more than £6million invested across the area.

 

Work has been targeted to take place during lockdown periods since last April to make the most of quieter roads and reduce disruption for residents. 


The improved roads were chosen based on our data from surveys and inspections we carry out continually on our roads. 


Spending on areas where its needed


It means money has been spent where it’s needed most, rather than being allocated on a regional or ward by ward basis.

 

Completion of the programme means over the last two years and the plans for the next financial year will see more than £13million has been invested, or earmarked for investment, in road maintenance since 2019.

 

Andy Glencross, assistant director for highways, said: “Throughout 2020-21 we’ve made the most of lockdowns to carry out improvements on the borough’s roads when they are quietest, keeping disruption to a minimum for residents. 


We continue to invest in the borough’s roads and maintaining them to the highest standards we can, to help keep journeys smooth for motorists and cyclists across our area.”

 

Investing in the borough's road


Our annual series of road maintenance works is part of a wider investment in the borough’s roads. 


These includes the council’s £124million major highways programme and new or improved park and ride car parks and services across the area. 


The council is continuing its project to spend £20million in tackling congestion over the next few years.

 

To see the latest plans for resurfacing or look at roads we’ve worked on over the last few years, visit our pothole and road repairs webpage.


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