Information about planned or current roadworks
Roadworks happen either as a result of work we're carrying out as part of a scheduled programme to repair, maintain or improve our roads, or because another agency or organisation is carrying out installation or maintenance (for instance, on pipes or cabling).
There are three ways to find information about roadworks.
If you want to know about:
- roadworks already underway, you can check our interactive map of all current roadworks in West Berkshire, with full details of the agencies involved
- our schedule for maintenance - our Road Maintenance Programme lists current and future resurfacing work planned for our roads carried out on behalf of West Berkshire Council - the page also has information for residents who might be affected
- how we're improving our roads, check our Road Improvement Schemes, which includes details of new projects already underway or planned for the future
Report a problem
If you wish to report potholes, or highlight other non-emergency problems related to roads, please do so using our online form.
Our duty and responsibilities
With the exceptions of the M4 Motorway and A34 Trunk Road which are maintained by the Highways Agency, West Berkshire Council is responsible for maintaining all the adopted roads and pavements in the district.
Under the Highways Act 1980 we have a duty to maintain our local road network in a safe and usable condition. We follow national guidelines and standards by carrying out routine safety inspections on roads in our area.
If safety issues are found or reported, for example potholes, we will aim to make these safe within 24 hours.
In addition to the routine safety inspection, we carry out more extensive repairs in order to improve the condition of the local road network. These works include resurfacing and surface dressing.
The cleansing of highway gullys (drains) is performed routinely based on the risk of blockage. You can read our gully cleansing programmes online, published on a quarterly [79kb] and annual [459kb] basis.
Our policy and guidance [225kb] gives more information on what we do to repair potholes in West Berkshire.
A dedicated two-man emergency team in a specialist vehicle is on standby 24 hours a day, to deal with issues or emergencies, such as
- removal of fallen trees which are blocking the highway
- removal of debris following traffic accidents
- clearing oil and diesel spills
- replacing or arranging replacement of missing or broken manhole covers
- attending to knocked down street lights and bollards
- removal of dead animals
- filling / making safe of dangerous potholes
If you encounter an issue on the highway which you believe is hazardous, please report it to us using the contact details below.
Department For Transport Additional Road Maintenance Funding
Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund - A339 Newbury, Delivering A High Quality Corridor & LED Replacement Invest to Save Scheme
The Local Highways Challenge Fund announced in the 2014 Autumn Statement allows Local Authorities to bid for major maintenance schemes for delivery between 2015 and 2018.
The council's A339 Newbury, Delivering A High Quality Corridor bid is summarised below:
The council's LED Replacement Invest to Save Scheme is summarised below:
A summary of the DfT Pothole Fund: