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Resurfacing complete on almost 100 roads

Resurfacing complete on almost 100 roads

09 July 2020
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Thousands of residents have improved roads outside their homes after Wokingham Borough Council completed resurfacing on almost 100 streets across the area. 


The council took advantage of quieter roads in April and May to complete work on key travel routes across the borough when many were not using their cars.

 

Works have continued through the spring and into the summer, with more than £2million spent to improve surfaces in all areas of the borough. 


More investment in improving the borough’s roads will take place in September, with more full resurfacing schemes planned to take place through the autumn. 


More information on these will be made available later this summer, with residents on the roads the council will be working on informed directly by letter.


Complete so far

 

The works included 21 roads, which were carried over from our 2019-20 programme, which was delayed by wet weather.


Treatment type

Completed

Cost (approx.)

Full resurfacing

17

£1,142,553

Surface dressing

19

£754,058

Micro-asphalt

63

£208,057

TOTAL

99

£2,104,694

 

More information on the different types of roads treatment can be found on the council’s website.


What they said

 

“We’ve earmarked £8million for road improvements across the borough in 2020-21 and it’s fantastic many residents will already be seeing the benefits of this,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport. 


“We know our residents want to see investment in our roads and with more than half the completed roads so far being residential, that means many will see it outside their own front doors, as well as on key transport routes.

 

“We’d like to thank our contractors and partners on this project, for helping us bring it forward quickly and take advantage of quieter roads to complete these improvements with minimal disruption to residents.”


Making the most of lockdown

 

Lockdown measures caused road usage in the borough to drop by 50 per cent and roadworks by utilities companies to drop by more than 33 per cent, providing an opportunity to complete work in potentially disruptive locations first including the A4 and the Showcase roundabout.

 

The roads were chosen through scoring from surveys on roads across the area, meaning the council spends money on roads where work is most needed. Work often takes place in off-peak hours during the day, 9.30am to 4pm, or overnight to minimise disruption to residents.


Full list of roads


Full Resurfacing


Reading Road, Showcase roundabout on slip westbound, Winnersh

Reading Road, Loddon Bridge Road to Showcase roundabout, Winnersh

Reading Road, Showcase roundabout to Wharfdale Road, Winnersh

Finchampstead Road, Finchampstead North

Bath Road, Pound Lane roundabout, Sonning

Fishponds Road, Wokingham

Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham

Thames Street, Sonning

School Green, Shinfield

Easthampstead Road, Wokingham

Glebelands Road, Wokingham

Wescott Road*, Wokingham

Pitts Lane,Woodley

Miles Way,Woodley

Wiltshire Road,Wokingham

Mortimer Road,Shinfield


Surface dressing


Swallowfield bypass, Swallowfield

Grazeley Green Road, Shinfield

Bath Road, Sonning

Bath Road, Hare Hatch

Hyde End Road, Shinfield

School Road, Swallowfield

School Lane, Swallowfield

Church Road, Farley Hill

Plough Lane, Wokingham

Bearwood Road, Wokingham

Arbor Lane, Winnersh

Lines Road, Hurst

Nelsons Lane, Hurst

Hogmoor Lane, Hurst

Colemansmoor Road, Woodley

Tippings Lane, Woodley

Butts Hill Road, Sonning

Pound Lane, Sonning

Wargrave Road, Wargrave

Culham Lane, Wargrave 

Mole Road, Sindlesham


Micro asphalt


HIGH STREET Wargrave

BAYLISS ROAD Wargrave

MENDIP CLOSE Charvil

LITTLE GLEBE, Sonning

FAIRWATER DRIVE, Woodley 

WALLACE CLOSE, Woodley 

LARCH DRIVE, Woodley 

ROSEWOOD, Woodley

LINDEN ROAD, Woodley

AUSTIN ROAD, Woodley

GREENACRES AVENUE, Winnersh

CHATSWORTH AVENUE, Winnersh

DANYWERN DRIVE, Winnersh

LENHAM CLOSE,Winnersh

EDENHAM CLOSE, Earley

THE DELPH, Earley

WHITTON CLOSE, Earley

FELIXSTOWE CLOSE, Earley

RATBY CLOSE, Hawkedon

DODDINGTON CLOSE, Earley

MERRIFIELD CLOSE, Earley

LITTINGTON CLOSE, Earley

NASH CLOSE, Earley

MALTBY WAY, Hillside

MITFORD CLOSE, Shinfield North

REGIS CLOSE, Shinfield North

WOODSIDE WAY, Shinfield North

Drewett Close, Shinfield

FAIRMEAD ROAD, Shinfield South

ELIZABETH ROUT CLOSE, Shinfield South

ROWAN DRIVE, Wokingham Without

GREENSIDE, Wokingham Without

REGIS CLOSE, Shinfield North

WOODSIDE WAY, Shinfield North

Drewett Close, Shinfield

FAIRMEAD ROAD, Shinfield South

ELIZABETH ROUT CLOSE, Shinfield South

ROWAN DRIVE, Wokingham Without

GREENSIDE, Wokingham Without

TICKENOR DRIVE, Finchampstead North

RADICAL RIDE, Finchampstead North

CHALLENOR CLOSE, Finchampstead North

MCCARTHY WAY, Finchampstead North

BRAMSHILL CLOSE, Arborfield/Barkham

OAKLANDS DRIVE, Wokingham

LIME CLOSE, Wokingham

SNOWBERRY CLOSE, Wokingham

WALNUT CLOSE, Wokingham

WISTERIA CLOSE, Wokingham

APPLE CLOSE, Wokingham

BEECHNUT CLOSE, Wokingham

ROWAN CLOSE, Wokingham

MAGNOLIA WAY, Wokingham

LINDEN CLOSE, Wokingham

HAZEL CLOSE, Wokingham

LAUREL CLOSE, Wokingham

EVERGREEN WAY, Wokingham

MAGNOLIA WAY, Wokingham

FALCON WAY, Wokingham

RANCES LANE, Wescott

WATERLOO ROAD, Wokingham

WALTON CLOSE, Bulmershe & Whitegates

BRUCE ROAD, Woodley

REDWOOD AVENUE, Loddon

STOWMARKET CLOSE Earley

LEISTON CLOSEEarley

HARWICH CLOSEEarley

SOUTHWOLD CLOSE Earley

BUDGES ROAD, Norreys

HEELAS ROAD, Emmbrook

PLOUGH LANE,Norreys

Emmbrook Road, Emmbrook

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