Road projects

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

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.”

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