Up to 281 Reading roads are set to be improved over the next four months as the Council’s ambitious plan to enhance road quality for all users across the borough begins again this week.
The work will add to the 155 residential roads already completed under the comprehensive Highways £9m programme. This will bring the total number of residential roads improved over the three years to 436. 30 sections of major roads have also been resurfaced in the past year.
Thousands of residents will see the roads outside their houses change for the better in the coming months thanks to the continuation of the Council’s most intensive and biggest ever road improvement project that will see:
Quick to apply, micro-asphalt means less disruption to residents along with a low carbon footprint. It is also a cost-effective way of improving and prolonging the life expectancy of the road so major road repairs, which take longer and cause more disruption, are not needed.
For the residential road improvements, the key information for residents is:
Councillor Tony Page, Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport, said: “We committed three years ago to improving over 400 roads and footways in the borough through an investment of £9m. This was a bold and ambitious target set thanks to the Council listening to residents’ feedback about what was most important to them in their local area. I’m delighted that the project is nearing its conclusion and that between next week and the end of May we’ll have resurfaced another 281 roads to take the total completed under the project to 436. This will make a huge difference to the wide variety of people who rely on Reading’s road network including cyclists, drivers, pedestrians and public transport users. We thank residents for their patience in the short term whilst this work takes place – the end results will be worth it. Our new three-year budget announced last week also commits to a further £8m investment in hundreds more road improvements when this scheme finishes”.