Summer Major Road Resurfacing Programme Gets Under Way Next Week

UPDATED 21/8/19

ELEVEN sections of main road will be upgraded in the Council’s annual summer road resurfacing programme.

More than 38,000m2 of road surface across the borough will be renewed during the six weeks of work.

The programme gets under way with the full closure of a section of Kiln Road on Monday 29th July and continues until early September. Works will be temporarily suspended over the Reading Festival period on the traffic sensitive routes for the festival, from Wednesday 21st August to Monday 26th August inclusive.

Advance notices of road closures will be in place days before the works commence in each road and locally signed diversion routes will operate. Notification letters will also be sent to local residents and businesses affected by the resurfacing.

Cllr Tony Page, Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport, said:

“The resurfacing of 11 sections of main road across Reading will benefit everyone who travels on them.

“Reading’s road network is under immense pressure and road maintenance funding from central government has failed to keep up with demand in recent years. The highways featuring in this year’s resurfacing programme have been selected following road condition assessments and against the budget available.

“The works have been scheduled to coincide with the school holidays when the roads are generally quieter but there will inevitably be some delays and inconvenience. I would encourage all road users to be aware of the schedule of works and thank them for their co-operation and patience in advance.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

The list of roads scheduled for resurfacing and traffic management requirements are as follows:

Kiln Road (From 41 Kiln Road to 77 Kiln Road) – 29th July to 30th July 2019 (2 days) Working Hours: 9.30am-8.00pm, FULL CLOSURE

Caversham Park Road (From Junction with Queensway south for 300m) – 31st July to 1st August 2019 (2 days) Working Hours: 08.00am-8.00pm, FULL CLOSURE

Henley Road (From Junction with Micklands Road to 282 Henley Road) – 2nd August 2019 (1 day) Working Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm, LANE CLOSURE(S)/TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Upper Woodcote Road (From Junction with Little Woodcote Close to Blagrave Lane) – 5th August to 6th August 2019 (2 days) Working Hours: 9.30am-3.30pm, FULL CLOSURE

Burghfield Road (From Junction with Southcote Lane to Underwood Road) – 6th August to 8th August 2019 (3 days) Working Hours: 8th – until 8pm. TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS/LANE CLOSURE(S)

Dee Road (From Junction with Tay Road to Water Road) – 9th August & 12th August 2019 (2 days), Working Hours: 8.00am-8.00pm, FULL CLOSURE

Wokingham Road (From Junction with Melrose Avenue to Crescent Road) – 12th August to 20th August, 27th & 28th August (9 days) Working Hours: 9.30am-3.30pm, TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS/LANE CLOSURES

Basingstoke Road (From Junction with Hartland Road to Imperial Way) – 15th, 16th, 19th & 2oth August (4 days) Working Hours: 9.30am-3.30pm. 21st August, 9.30am-2.30pm, LANE CLOSURE(S)/TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON 15th AND FULL ROAD CLOSURE ON 16th, 19th, 20th & 21st.

School Road (From Junction with Chapel Hill to Norcot Road) – 27th August to 30th August 2019 (4 days) Working Hours: 9.30am-3.30pm, FULL CLOSURE

Gun Street/Minster Street (All) – 2nd September to 4th September 2019 (3 nights) Working Hours: 7.00pm-1.00am, FULL CLOSURE

Basingstoke Road (From Junction with Hartland Road to 50m north of Bennet Road) –  30th August, 2nd – 6th September (6 days) Working Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm, LANE CLOSURE(S)/TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

All timings are weather dependent and updates will be issued through the Council’s social media channels throughout the duration of the works.

Please note that at some sites traffic loop slot-cutting/replacement work will need to be carried out after the new surfacing has been laid. Some of this work will be undertaken under localised traffic management (off-peak) as appropriate so there may well be temporary inconvenience for one or two days after completion of the main resurfacing work. Where full road closures are required for such work, this has been allowed for in the above programme details.

David Millward

For media enquiries about this release email david.millward@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 4289