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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 December 2018 514 carriageway repairs were carried out after being reported.  

For details of where these repairs took place can be see on our December 2018 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 December 2018 across the Borough. 

Reactive Carriageway Repairs


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. A list of additional schemes is being prepared for delivery in 2019 and will be published in due course.

Part of this fund will be allocated to a dedicated pothole busting fund to allow officers to systematically address issues across the network that develop during the cold snap of winter.

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