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Pothole and road repairs schedule

Pothole and road repairs schedule

Report a pothole

Visit the report a pothole page to tell us about a pothole or road damage.

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

Annual road maintenance campaign

Our annual road maintenance campaign is running from September to early November this year, with more than 100 roads being resurfaced or treated. 

Read the annual road maintenance campaign schedule 2019 (PDF document) for the full programme.

Asset management


Reactive highway maintenance 

In August 2019 we carried out 298 reactive carriageway repairs after being reported by members of the public.

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


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.

Additional funds from the Government to improve roads

The Government have given us £1.117 million for highways and related works. This is a one off amount of funding.

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.

We've allocated this funding to where it is was most needed in the borough using the following criteria:

  • Conditions surveys - every road in the borough is surveyed every 2 years to identify defects both on the surface but within the road fabric itself
  • Ability to deliver projects – this is influenced by the ability to undertake the works within the timescales provided and to coordinate works with other planned projects in order not to create gridlock on our roads. Also, to ensure that where possible, works can be undertaken together to minimise cost and disruption. 
  • Other projects – taking into account other works. For example, if we are aware of new development in the area, we will not undertake planned maintenance works on roads nearby until after this is delivered to prevent damage to this new road treatment

Using this funding we've completed 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) – safety fencing and carriageway resurfacing 
  • A33 Basingstoke Road – safety fencing 
  • Woodlands Avenue (Bulmershe and Whitegates) - carriageway resurfacing

See the Department for Transport funded schemes report (PDF document) to find out more.

We're also planning to resurface a number of smaller estate roads later this year. For details read the list of estate roads we're resurfacing (PDF document).

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