West Berkshire Council

Road Maintenance Programme

When and where we're performing scheduled maintenance on our roads

All road maintenance work scheduled to be carried out by West Berkshire Council is listed in our pdf icon Highway Improvement Programme [125kb].

If you have a question about roadworks that aren't listed in our programme, it's likely they're being carried out by another organisation (such as a utility company) - you can  check our interactive map of all current (and some future) roadworks in West Berkshire.  The map includes contact details for the companies carrying out the work - to view future scheduled work, adjust the drop down menu in the top right of the screen to the period you'd like to see.

You can also report a problem with a road online.

Access to your home or business

Sometimes the work we carry out might result in a road being closed. If this is the case, we'll make every effort to make sure those properties directly adjacent to the work being carried out still have access.  Unfortunately, inconvenience can't be completely avoided, but we aim to keep this to an absolute minimum.

Parking

When work is being carried out, it may be necessary for you to find somewhere else to park until we're finished.  We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause, but this is unfortunately impossible to avoid at times.

Waste and recycling collections

We'll work to make sure your collections will go ahead on your usual collection day, but we ask that your bins and recycling boxes are put out by 7am. This is to allow for the times of the collections to be varied slightly to take into account the resurfacing work.

Working hours

Details of working hours can usually be found on our interactive map of roadworks in West Berkshire.

Letters to residents

Wherever possible, we send out letters in advance of any work we'll be carrying out.  However, if we need to make changes to the schedule at short notice, we're sometimes not able to do this in time.   

Additional Local Transport Capital Funding 2018/19 Financial Year

In November 2018 the Department for Transport (DfT) announced an additional £420m funding in the 2018/19 for local highway maintenance. West Berkshire Council's share of this funding was £1.913m. 

This funding was mainly spent on carriageway and footway maintenance (£1.6m), which was a combination of surfacing schemes (as detailed in the pdf icon Extra Highway Improvement Programme Schemes 2018/19 [15kb]) and carriageway/footway patching.

Maintenance of drainage infrastructure (£213,000) and essential signing/lining maintenance (£100,000) was also completed. 

We will shortly be publishing photos of the completed schemes.