There are delays to residential road resurfacing works in Reading, which started earlier this month, due to wet weather.

A programme to resurface 63 roads started on October 2 and was due to be completed in March 2021 but some works have now been delayed, including two roads having to wait until  next spring/summer.

Other works on main roads, which were delayed by Covid-19, have also now started.

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Part of a £9 million scheme to fix Reading’s residential roads, the first phase of the residential road improvement scheme is being undertaken by RBC’s contractor Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd, with 63 roads to be improved by the end of March 2021.

Road resurfacing works on hundreds more roads will take place over the next three years.

Advance notice boards will go up on the roads to be resurfaced and residents will receive a letter two to three days before the work is carried out.

Cars will need to vacate the roads in advance of the works.

Any parked vehicles will be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and will be removed.

After a one to two week period when the roads will seem rough and gravelly whilst they are left to settle, the roads will be closed again so the contractor can return to sweep and paint the road markings on the new surface.

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The council says the works are weather dependant and subject to change.

Here is the full revised schedule of works as of October 14, including the areas the roads are in.

Resurfacing completed (sweeping, raising ironworks and road markings to follow)

Corwen Road, Tilehurst

Elmstone Drive, Tilehurst

Chiltern Road, Peppard/Thames

The Slopes, Caversham

Paddock Road, Caversham

Manchester Road, Park

Waverley Road, Norcot/Battle (scheduled to finish on October 14)

Resurfacing started or due to start by Thursday, October 15

Norris Road, Park (delayed by rain)

Grange Avenue, Park (scheduled to finish on October 15)

Alma Street, Dorset Street and Sherwood Street, Battle (scheduled to start on October 14, two days)

Pitcroft Avenue, Park (scheduled to start on October 14, two days)

Hollydale Close, Church (scheduled to start on October 15, two days including weekend works)

Elm Lodge Avenue, Battle (scheduled to start on October 15, two days)

Works to follow in October and November


16th, Belmont Road, Battle (two days including weekend)

17th: Westcote Road, Minster (two days including weekend) and Wentworth Avenue, Church (two days including weekned)

18th: Circuit Lane,  (two days including weekend)

19th: Southcote Lane, Southcote (3-5 days),  Brunswick Street, Minster (one day), Brownlow Road, Minster (two days) and Addington Road, Redlands (two days including weekend)

20th: Cannon Street, Cambridge Street, Minister (one day) and  Sackville Street, Abbey (two days)

21st: Lynmouth Road, Abbey (one day), Newport Road, Abbey (two days) and Vernon Crescant, Whitley (two days)

22nd: Wolsey Road, Caversham (two days) and Chagford Road, Whitley (two days)

23rd: Falkland Road, Caversham (two days, no weekend) Barnsdale Road, Church (three days, no weekend)

26th: Upper Warren Avenue, Mapledurham (two days)

27th: Canterbury Road, Katesgrove (two days)

28th: Haldane Road, Thames (one day), Hemdean Hill, Caversham (two days), Hemdean Rise, Caversham (one day), Clent Road, Katesgrove (one day) and Edgehill Street, Katesgrove (two days)

29th: Modbury Gardens, Kentwood (three days) and Newlands Avenue, Thames (two days)

30th: Eric Avenue, Peppard (one day) and Cavendish Road, Peppard (two days including weekend)

31st: Peppard Road, Thames (two days including weekend), Honiton Road, Kentwood (one day including weekend) and Torrington Road, Kentwood (two days including weekend)


1st: Crescent Road, Tilehurst (two days including weekend) and Boston Avenue, Minster (two days including weekend)

2nd: Hartslook Way, Kentwood (one day), Cranborne Gardens, Kentwood (two days) and Castle Crescent, Minster (two days)

3rd: Baker Street, Abbey (two days)

4th: Prince’s Street, Abbey (one day) and Denmark Road, Redlands (two days)

5th: Sun Street, Abbey/Park (two days)

6th: Poplar Gardens, Church (one day – revised date due access issues because of overhanging vegetation.

Works TBC or delayed until 2021

Piggot’s Road, Caversham (one day): TBC. Delayed due to access issues – to be rescheduled and hand-laid later in programme

Elgar Road South, Katesgrove and New Lane Hill, Norcot / Southcote / Tilehurst: TBC. Delayed until spring/summer 2021 as specialist material requires warmer weather to lay