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Pothole and road repairs schedule

Pothole and road repairs schedule

Scheduled roadworks and maintenance

As part of our annual road maintenance campaign, we continually carry out technical surveys on the highways network, visual inspections, and technical assessments and analysis. This information generates an annual road maintenance campaign, so that we can ensure investment goes where it’s needed the most, rather than being allocated on a regional or ward by ward basis which would not give you value for money.

We carry out essential maintenance work on the roads throughout the Borough that most require our attention. These works are to keep our road network safe for all our road users.

Road surface works

Since last summer have carried out essential resurfacing and surface dressing works as well as micro asphalt surface treatments on those road best suited to this type of treatment. 

  • Surface dressing adds protection to the carriageway surface, sealing it from water while also enhancing its skid resistance. This protection can extend the life of the carriageway surface by up to 10 years
  • Resurfacing is a more extensive treatment, which involves removing layers of a worn out road surface and replacing this with new material
  • Micro asphalt surface treatments is a preventative maintenance treatment, used to seal the existing road surface, improve the texture and helps water evaporate. This type of surface treatment can prolong the life of a road by up to 10 years. It is mostly used in residential areas with slower moving traffic

See our scheduled programme of roadworks below:


Asset management

See the information about asset management and the strategy below:


Reactive highway maintenance 

In January 2019 565 carriageway repairs were carried out, after being reported. 

Details of where these repairs took place can be seen on our January 2019 Carriageway Repair Report (PDF document.) 

These figures, below, show the number of carriageway repairs that were reported and carried out by our highways team in January 2019 across the Borough.


Report a pothole or other road problem

You can report any road maintenance issue, such as potholes and damaged street lights, by using our report a problem with a road or street online form.

Once it’s been reported to us, a pothole is made safe between 2 and 24 hours depending on the risk it poses and its severity. Within this time they are temporarily filled to make the road surface safe. 

We then return to put a permanent fix in place, by squaring the hole, digging it out and refilling it with hot tarmac.

Wokingham’s share of the £420 million autumn budget

A sum of £1.177 million was allocated to Wokingham as part of the November 2018 budget presented by the Chancellor. Part of this fund will be allocated to a dedicated pothole busting fund of £113,000 to allow officers to systematically address issues across the network that develop during the cold snap of winter.

This additional funding has been allocated by the Council, based not only on information provided in the usual condition surveys, undertaken as part of the Annual Road Maintenance Campaign, but also taking into consideration the deliverability of these projects within the timescales provided. It was also essential to consider any planned projects taking place within the surrounding areas to minimise both cost and disruption.

As a result of these consideration the Council identified the following schemes:

  • A329M Coppid Beech (Norreys) -  Resurfacing flyover
  • Mereoak Lane / Grazeley Green Road (Shinfield South) - Junction improvements
  • Wilderness Road (Hillside) – Drainage improvements
  • Rushey Way (Hillside) – Carriageway resurfacing
  • Woodlands Avenue (Bulmershe and Whitegates) - carriageway resurfacing

In addition to these works, a number of smaller estate roads within the Borough are planned for micro asphalt resurfacing. We hope to deliver the programme over the later part of the year. 

Read our micro asphalt resurfacing road schemes (PDF document) for more details.

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