Reading Pothole Purge Starts


A £500,000 plan to tackle the pothole problem across Reading borough begins on Monday July 29.

The first of two new crews will be out on the streets of Reading from Monday July 29th, specifically tasked with filling in the potholes caused by a combination of the high levels of rainfall last summer followed by the cold winter. A second crew will be operational within the next fortnight.

This work is in addition to the £1.2 million project to resurface 17 main roads across the town, which began on Monday this week (July 22).

The pothole work programme – which will take up to a year to complete – involves switching all existing highway maintenance gangs to concentrate on filling in potholes. Additional personnel are now in place to ensure that other highways work can continue to be carried out.

Work begins on Monday on the A class road network, which will be followed by B and C class roads as outlined in the report to Policy Committee on June 10.

Please follow this link to Item 11 of the June 10 Policy Committee Report which outlines the pothole repair project programme

July 29, 2013 |

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