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Multi-million roadworks kick off soon

By: Ashley Curtis
02 June 2011

Work will begin on a £3 million roadworks scheme soon in West Berkshire, tackling some 130 improvements required in the area.

According to Get Reading, a new programme of projects running from 2011 to 2014 has been given the thumbs up by the council, allowing many of the roads in the district to be resurfaced.

This will help logistics consultancy firms get their drivers from place to place without the fear of hazardous roads in the West Berkshire area.

In addition, a snow damage repair scheme has also been developed to combat a potentially freezing November and December. Some of the work will be funded by a £913,000 grant from central Government.

Get Bracknell confirmed that a variety of surface treatments will be used on roads and pavements, depending on the type and location in each area. Roads in residential areas will be resurfaced using "noise-reducing" materials and "every effort will be made to recycle existing materials in the work."

David Betts, West Berkshire's executive councillor for highways and transport, highlighted why the roadworks were essential to the area. He said: "With a road network of more than 1,200km, it is essential that we have a clear plan to ensure maintenance is carried out in order of priority."

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