Road improvements

Reading Borough Council is committing the first £2m of a new £8m investment on the major road programme which will also see a substantial number of residential roads improved over the next four years.

The ongoing work requires road closures and restrictions to access and parking. Scheduled work is listed below but can sometimes be postponed, delayed or extended due to unforeseen circumstances. See our frequently asked questions about resurfacing requirements for further information.

Note: HRA=hot-rolled asphalt

Network North roads resurfacing fund programme

The Department of Transport have announced additional funding to be allocated to Reading Borough Council as part of the Network North Highway Maintenance re-allocation of HS2 funding. This additional funding will enable Reading Borough Council to further improve our highway network and road conditions. See the maintenance reporting document and our roads resurfacing programme appendix below for further information.

Network North highway maintenance reporting
Network North funding roads resurfacing programme – appendix 1

Major and minor road resurfacing

Road an extentDates and timesStatus
Alexandra Road  – Elmhurst Road to Addington Road, including Upper Redlands Road junction To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Ashmere Terrace  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
B3270   – junc Whitley Wood Lane for 250m West To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Basingstoke Road  – Rose Kiln Lane to Long Barn Lane, including Rose Kiln Lane junction To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Bath Road  – Burrcroft Road to lamp col 3410 adj Prospect Park To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Berkeley Avenue  – Pell Street to St Saviours Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Briants Avenue  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Burghfield Road  – Underwood Road to railway bridge To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Cavendish Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Caversham Park Road  – Kingsway to Caversham Park Primary School To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Caversham Park Road  – Henley Road to Lowfield Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Caversham Park Road  – Littlestead Close to Bramber Mews To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Caversham Park Road  – Kiln Road to Birchwood Close To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Caversham Road  – Railway bridge to Tudor Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Chapel Hill  – Normanstead Road for 145m West To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Christchurch Road  – Sutherland Avenue to The Mount To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Church Road  – Church Street to St Annes Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Cockney Hill  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Coley Avenue  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Craven Road  – London Road to o/s 2 Erleigh Road – including the roundabout To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Craven Road  – Addington Road to outside Hospital main entrance To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Cumberland Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
De Montfort Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Donkin Hill  – full extent, including slip roadTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Duke Street  – Kings Road to Yield Hall Place To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Eldon Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Eldon Square  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Forbury Road  – Kenavon Drive to Kings Road Southbound only To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Forbury Road  – Vastern Road roundabout to Kenavon Drive roundabout Eastbound only To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Gillette Way  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Gosbrook Road  – Prospect Street to Patrick Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Greyfriars Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Grovelands Road  – Waverley Road to Windrush Way To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Hemdean Road  – Church Street to Oakley Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Henley Road  – Micklands Road to 120m West To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Honey End Lane  – Cockney Hill to Bath Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
IDR Inner Relief Road  – Slip road to Broad Street Mall adjacent to Hexagon To be confirmedTo be scheduled
IDR Inner Relief Road  – onslip o/s Hostel from Castle Hill Southbound To be confirmedTo be scheduled
IDR Inner Relief Road  – onslip from Chatham Street Northbound To be confirmedTo be scheduled
IDR Inner Relief Road  – offslip to Chatham Street Southbound To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Katesgrove Lane  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Kiln Road  – Peppard Road to borough boundary To be confirmedTo be scheduled
London Road  – De Beauvoir Road to Eldon Road – including Eldon Road junction To be confirmedTo be scheduled
London Road  – Kings Road to Cholmeley Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Market Place/High Street  – The Forbury to Kings Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Meadow Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Norcot Road  – School Road to Sona Gardens To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Norcot Road  – Broomfield Road to Oxford Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Northumberland Avenue  – Christchurch Gardens to Newcastle Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Overdown Road  – Rissington Close to Carlisle Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Oxford Road – Battle Library to Constitution Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Oxford Road  – Beresford Road to Battle Library To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Park Lane  – Borough boundary to Water Tower – including the roundabout To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Peppard Road  – Yarnton Close to borough boundary To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Peppard Road  – o/s 57 to Picton Way To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Pepper Lane  – Wokingham Road to borough boundary To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Priest Hill  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Prospect Street, Caversham  – full extent, including Henley Road/Peppard Road junctionTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Queens Road  – Watlington Street to Sidmouth Street To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Redlands Road  – Elmhurst Road to Upper Redlands Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Richmond Road  – Kidmore Road to Albert Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Rose Kiln Lane  – Boulton Road to river bridge To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Rose Kiln Lane  – Admirals Court to A33 To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Shaw Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Silver Street/Mount Pleasant  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Southampton Street  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Southcote Road  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
The Triangle/Walnut Way  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Tilehurst Road  – Liebenrood Road to o/s 380 – including the roundabout To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Tilehurst Road  – Connaught Road to Western Elms Avenue To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Upper Redlands Road  – Eastern Avenue to Elmhurst Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled
West Fryerne  – full extentTo be confirmedTo be scheduled
Whiteknights Road  – Eastern Avenue to Hamilton Road, including Upper Redlands Road junction To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Whitley Wood Lane  – Whitley Wood Road to Borough Boundary – including the roundabout To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Wokingham Road  – Palmer Park Avenue to Grange Avenue To be confirmedTo be scheduled
Woodcote Road  – Highmoor Road to Richmond Road To be confirmedTo be scheduled

Scheduled remedial work

Road and extentDates and timesStatus
Imperial WayRescheduled to 15 and 16 April 2024Works continuing.
Whitley Wood LaneRescheduled to 16 April 2024Works started.

Completed work

Road and extentDates and timesSurface typeStatus
A33 between Rose Kiln Lane and IDR (Northbound section)12 and 13 October, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Bath Road (Southcote Lane to Berkeley Avenue)3 April 2024, 7pm to 1amRemedial worksCompleted
Bath Road (Berkeley Avenue to Southcote Lane)9 Oct to 11 Oct, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Boulton Road (full extent)12 – 14 February 2024, 7pm to 6amMilepaveCompleted
Bridge Street
(Caversham Road to Church Street)
17 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Buckingham Drive (Notley Place to Evesham Road)7-9 February 2024, 9.30am to 3.30pmMilepaveCompleted
Caversham Road
(Vastern Road to Thames Avenue)
4 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Caversham Road
(Fire Station to Vastern Road)
25 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Church End Lane (full extent)14 and 15 October 2023, 9am to 3.30pmRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Church Street, Caversham (Bridge Street to Prospect Street)5 April 2024, 7pm to 1amRemedial worksCompleted
Church Street
(Full Extent)
26 and 27 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Cradock Road (full extent)12 – 14 February 2024, 7pm to 6amMilepaveCompleted
Elgar Road South
(Full Extent)
21 and 22 October 2023, 8am to 8pmHRACompleted
Evesham Road (St Barnabas Road to Buckingham Drive)5-7 February 2024, 9.30am to 3.30pmMilepaveCompleted
Forbury Road (Station Road to Vastern Road roundabout)2 April 2024, 7pm to 1am Remedial worksCompleted
Forbury Road (Station Road to Vastern Road roundabout)16 October 2023, 10pm to 1amRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Forbury Road
(Station Rd to Vastern Rd)
2 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Hogarth Avenue (full extent)19 October 2023, 9am to 3.30pmRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Honey End Lane (Cockney Hill to The Meadway)17 October 2023, 7pm to 1pmRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Honey End Lane
(Cockney Hill to The Meadway)
5 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Imperial Way (Worton Drive to B3031 Basingstoke Road)1 to 3 November 2023, 9.30am to 3.30pmHRACompleted
Kidmore Road ( Highmoor Road to Richmond Road)12 and 13 October 2023, 9am to 3.30pmRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Kidmore End Road (north to borough boundary)24 October 2023, 8am to 8pmHRACompleted
Lowfield Road (Buckingham Drive to Montpelier Drive)16 October, 7pm to 1amRamp/cushion reinstatementCompleted
Oxford Road
(Russell Street to Eaton Place)
16 October 2023, 7pm to 1amHRACompleted
Richfield Avenue (Caversham Road to Cow Lane)8 April 2024, 7pm to 1am Remedial worksCompleted
Rose Kiln Lane (Basingstoke Road to Gilette Way)9 April 2024, 7pm to 1am Remedial worksCompleted
Upper Woodcote Road
(Richmond Road to St Peters Avenue)
23 October 2023, 8am to 8pmHRACompleted
Last updated on 04/06/2024