Postponed Resurfacing Works to Take Place This Month

The resurfacing of two major roads in Reading will take place later this month after the works were postponed from the Council’s annual road resurfacing programme last year.

Building work at Reading Girls School last summer meant that the planned resurfacing of Northumberland Avenue, between the junctions of Cressingham Road and Canterbury Road, had to be postponed.

This work has been re-scheduled for Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th, and is taking place over the weekend to minimise disruption for parents and students, as well as local residents and all road users. Working hours will be 8am to 8pm each day. The road will be fully closed between these times and the diversion route will be signed.

The second road to be resurfaced will be the important junction of Kings Road/Duke Street, in the Town Centre. This work was again scheduled to take place as part of the Council’s road resurfacing programme last summer, but was postponed due to urgent Thames Water works which meant the junction could not be completed.

The work will now take place on Monday 19th June and Tuesday 20th June. Working hours will be 19.00 hrs until 01.00 hrs each evening, to minimise disruption at this busy junction.  The junction will be fully closed while the work takes place and the diversion route will be signed.

Cllr Tony Page, Reading Borough Council’s Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport said:

“These are two important pieces of resurfacing work at two major roads and junctions in Reading. Unfortunately both had to be postponed last year due to matters outside of the Council’s control, but the resurfacing contractor will now be returning to Reading to finish the job.

“Both sets of work have been timed to minimise disruption – for Northumberland Avenue over a weekend, and for the Kings Road / Duke Street junction overnight.

“I’d ask residents and road users to bear with us while these essential works take place.

‘’In July the Council will also be announcing details of the full 2017 road resurfacing programme, which is in addition to these two resurfacing projects.”

Oscar Mortali

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