LOCKDOWN allowed Wokingham Borough Council’s highways department to bring forward 17 difficult resurfacing schemes.
Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, told Cllr Daniel Sargeant what had happened as a result of the lockdown to the borough’s road.
Schemes included some of the busiest sites the borough include the Showcase Roundabout, the Pound Lane Roundabout on the A4, Finchampstead Road roundabout and Molly Millars Lane.
“Initially these schemes had been scheduled to start in August and by bringing them forward we were able to take advantage of the much-reduced levels of traffic and minimise the disruption to our residents,” she said.
“In addition we also managed to save some money as we were able to undertake more of the work during the daytime which is cheaper.
“Alongside these schemes, we also started our annual surface treatment programmes, indeed we completed all of the planned surface dressing programme on June 9.”