Reading Borough Council is committing £9m to road and footway improvement work, which will see up to a third of Reading’s roads completely resurfaced.
Our road defect repair standards list what we do and don’t repair.
You can report a problem with a road (including bridges, potholes, blocked drains, abandoned vehicles and street lighting, amongst other things) online.
You need to have our permission to drop a kerb to your property. We charge an application fee of £76.50. Further details on requirements are included in the vehicle crossing/dropped kerb application form and vehicle crossing policy.
If you want to conduct roadworks, you will need to apply for permission from us.
The different types of application are:
Section 50 licence – this is intended for the installation, removal, maintenance or adjustment of private apparatus under the Highway (you should also download the Section 50 Licence guidance document, and the Section 50 Licence registration of works form.)
Portable traffic signals – if you are representing a utility company (statutory undertaker), then you must apply through the South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee.