“We have an unwavering commitment to invest in our road network, with £13million invested or earmarked for spending on maintenance across the borough over the last few years,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport.
“We know our motorists and cyclists expect their journeys around the borough to be smooth and keeping our roads maintained to a high standard helps us to do this. But they also expect journeys to be smooth even when we’re carrying out these improvements, so we work overnight or off-peak during the day to ensure we aren’t disrupting journeys on key routes.”
Sixty seven roads will be improved and renewed as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s £4.8million resurfacing programme for 2021-22. Our contractors will be working across the borough on the roads which are most in need of attention to keep the borough moving smoothly.
Key transport routes including Reading Road, Winnersh; Lower Earley Way, Earley; Hyde End Road, Shinfield; Broadwater Lane, Hurst, and Denmark Street, Wokingham, are on the list for roads which will see work.
The council will also be carrying out footway repairs at 14 locations as part of the work being undertaken, with more details on these set for release later this year. A full list of the roads being worked on can be read in the annual maintenance programme 2021-22 (PDF document).
How we choose locations
The roads selected are based on surveys carried out by the council’s highways teams throughout the year. They identify the roads most in need of attention guaranteeing work takes place where it’s most needed based on the data we collect and the surveys we do.
In total there will be 28 full resurfacing schemes, 20 surface dressing schemes and 19 microasphalt schemes, with more information on each type of work available on the council’s website.
These will take place in phases throughout the financial year, with the first phase starting in May. The council continues to invest in its highway maintenance, with more than 220 roads seeing works take place over the last two financial years. It’s part of a series of highway investments in Wokingham Borough including the council’s £124million major highways programme and new or improved park and ride car parks and services across the area.
The council is also beginning its work to invest £20million in tackling congestion over the next few years.
In key strategic locations we reduce disruption by working overnight, from 8pm to 6am. Residents who live on streets where works are taking place will receive letters notifying them in advance and signs will be placed on streets where work is happening.
We also carry out resurfacing off-peak during the day, between 9.30am and 4pm, so work takes place when fewer people are using the roads.
Work on site on the council’s behalf has followed Government and construction industry social distancing guidance since March 2020 and will continue to do so.
LOWER EARLEY WAY (Rushey Way/Mill Ln rbt & approaches) Earley
MATTHEWSGREEN ROAD (A321 Twyford Road to Clifton Road) Wokingham
WINCHCOMBE ROAD (A321 Hurst Rd to B3018 Waltham Rd) Twyford
BINFIELD ROAD (Keephatch Rd to Twycross Rd) Hurst
BARRETT CRESCENT (A329 London Rd to Binfield Rd) Wokingham
DENMARK STREET (Market Pl to Langborough Rd) Wokingham
WALMER ROAD (No. 40 to Willowside) Woodley
HYDE END LANE (Church Ln to Laurels Plant Ctr) Shinfield
BARKHAM ROAD (Barkham bridge jnt to Barkham St mini-rbt) Barkham
BARKHAM ROAD (Barkham St to Bearwood Rd) Barkham
READING ROAD (Ridgefield Fm to surface jnt ACRR Bridge Fm) Arborfield
CHURCH ROAD (Swallowfield Bridge for 300m west) Swallowfield
LYTHAM ROAD (Beechwood Ave to Woodlands Ave) Woodley
READING ROAD (Forest Rd to Simons Ln) Winnersh
MAYFIELDS (Mole Rd to St Marys Rd + to turning head on St Marys Rd) Winnersh
NINE MILE RIDE (Range Rd to Sandhurst Rd) Finchampstead
BARKHAM RIDE (Carolina Place to nos 59/76) Finchampstead
CHURCH ROAD (Farley Hill: Castle Hill for 200m east) Swallowfield
HURRICANE WAY (Donaldson Way to Marathon Cl) Woodley
CHURCH LANE (Shinfield: Church to A327 Hollow Ln) Shinfield
NINE MILE RIDE (Kiln Ride to Range Rd) Finchampstead
KING STREET LANE (Hatch Farm Way to Bearwood Rd) Winnersh
ROBIN HOOD LANE (Danywern Dr to 40mph limit) Winnersh
STATION ROAD (Wokingham Rd to Earley Stn, incl footway) Earley
BROADWATER LANE (Hogmoor Ln to School Rd) Hurst
READING ROAD (Park Ln to Hants bdy, between emergency surfacing areas) Finchampstead
BEARWOOD ROAD (Barkham Rd to Highlands Ave) Barkham
HYDE END ROAD (Dobbies eastwards to join sch 6669) Shinfield
LODGE ROAD (A321 Broadwater Ln to Whistley Mill Ln) Hurst
LONDON ROAD (New Rd to 250m north of Twyford Mowers) Ruscombe
WYNCOTE CLOSE (All, including footway) Shinfield
CHURCH LANE (Grazeley: Mortimer Rd to end) Shinfield
PARK LANE (Foxes Walk to Lands End Ln) Charvil
WAINGELS ROAD (Denmark Ave to Park Ln) Woodley
TAG LANE (A4 Bath Rd to Blakes Rd) Wargrave
THE VILLAGE (East Court Fm jnt to Rectory Fm) Finchampstead
CHURCH LANE (Shinfield: Brookers Hill/PH to Church) Shinfield
SANDHURST ROAD (Finchampstead Rd to Nine Mile Ride) Finchampstead
BUNCES SHAW (Castle Hill to Church Ln, Farley Hill) Swallowfield
WELLINGTONIA AVENUE (Dell Rd to constr joint at Wedgewood) Finchampstead
SWALLOWFIELD ROAD (Castle Hill to Church Rd) Swallowfield
SWALLOWFIELD ROAD (Greensward Ln to Castle Hill) Arborfield
WELLINGTONIA AVENUE (War Memorial to Dell Rd) Finchampstead
REDLAKE LANE (Honey Hill to Ford) Wokingham Witho
LONDON ROAD (surface jnt opp no. 312 to 100m from stop line) Earley
WALTHAM ROAD (Stanlake Ln to Hinton Rd) Ruscombe
SOUTHBURY LANE (All) Ruscombe
MILTON ROAD (Glebelands Rd to Matthewsgreen Rd) Wokingham
WOKINGHAM ROAD (B3350 Wilderness Rd to Loddon Bridge Rd) Earley
GARTH CLOSE (B3350 Robin Hood Ln to end, including footway) Winnersh
BROAD HINTON (No. 70 to no. 86) Twyford
EDGCUMBE PARK DRIVE (No. 10/Bracknell bdy to New Wokingham Rd) Wokingham Witho
CROFT ROAD (Clares Grn Rd to road closure post) Shinfield
ANDERSON AVENUE (Culver Ln to end turn) Earley
MEADOW ROAD (Gipsy Ln to Sutcliffe Ave) Earley
HILLTOP ROAD (Twyford: Amberley Dr to New Rd + main section Pennfields) Twyford
SPRINGFIELD PARK (All including Wagtail Cl) Twyford
SADLERS LANE (No. 9 to surface jnt at end) Winnersh
JUBILEE AVENUE (A321 Milton Rd to Sewell Ave) Wokingham
ODIHAM ROAD (Part Ln to Hants CC bdy) Swallowfield
RYHILL WAY (Maltby Way to Catcliffe Way) Shinfield
CHURCH LANE (Brookers Hill/Six Bells PH to Hyde End Lane) Shinfield
MEADOW ROAD (Sutcliffe Ave to A329 Wokingham Rd) Earley
MOHAWK WAY (Hurricane Way to Perimeter Rd) Woodley
DENMARK AVENUE (Waingels Rd to end turn, including Perth Cl & footway) Woodley
FOREST ROAD (Binfield Rd to Warren House Rd) Hurst
RAVENSBOURNE DRIVE (Butts Hill Rd to jnt beyond Rochester Ave) Woodley
EDEN WAY (All + Isis Cl & Arun Cl) Winnersh
GROVELANDS ROAD (All) Shinfield
HEATHERMOUNT DRIVE (no. 67 to New Wokingham Rd) Wokingham Without