Residential road improvements

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Updated 15 September 2021

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. We are now in the second year of the scheme. Details from the first phase of the scheme are listed here.

Scheduled works

Year 1 (2020/21)

Grip-fibre sites

These works relate to the final phase of the programme from 2020/21 (Year 1) Residential Roads Surfacing Contract that was awarded to Eurovia Infrastructure Limited.

The roads were identified as Gripfibre (high-stress) sites. This is a specialist material and requires warmer weather to lay.

StreetWardDateStatus
Elgar Road South KatesgroveSaturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021Postponed
New Lane Hill  Norcot / Southcote / Tilehurst Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September 2021Surfacing completed. Road sweeping due later this week. Road markings due in approx. 2 weeks.
Addington RoadBetween Redlands and Craven Roads Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 SeptemberSurfacing completed. Road sweeping due later this week. Road markings due in approx. 2 weeks.

Year 2 (2021/22)

Concrete road sites

The contractor carrying out these works is a specialist company whose product is ideal for surfacing over concrete roads. We would have loved to bring them in during the summer school holidays, but as they are a small specialised company who work throughout the UK, we could only secure this time slot to carry out these works this year.

StreetSectionStatus
The MeadwayHoney End Lane to Dee Road 6 – 10 September 2021Surfacing, traffic signal loops and gully cleaning complete. Road markings to commence 22 September. Road currently open.
The MeadwayDee Road to Church End Lane 8 – 15 September 2021 Full road closure between 7pm and 1am. Works continue.
The MeadwayChurch End Lane to Hall Road 13 – 21 September 2021 Full road closure between 8am and 5pm. Works continue.
Cressingham RoadShinfield Road to Northumberland Road roundabout16 September to 1st October 2021
Southcote LaneCoronation Square to Gainsborough RoadTBCRemedial works to be rescheduled to Spring 2022