West Berkshire Council has been awarded an additional £3 million from the Department of Transport (DfT) to resurface a number of its A, B and C roads.
The cash will enable the council to resurface twelve sites including 1.74 miles of the A340 Pangbourne Road from the M4 over bridge to the A4 roundabout at Theale.
This is the largest of the twelve projects and works started on Monday 11 June and are scheduled to be completed by Thursday 5 July 2018 ahead of the series of large-scale summer concerts being held at Englefield.
The work is being done overnight (between 08:00pm to 05:00am) to minimise disruption for commuters and drivers who use this busy stretch of road.
A diversion will be in place along the A4 in to Reading and then out on the A329 to Pangbourne. There will also be some shorter diversions around Bradfield for light vehicles.
Work has already started on pre patching the A338 Wantage Road, Great Sheffield, B4000 Upper Lambourn Road, B4000 Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands, Aldworth & Compton Road, East Ilsley/Compton, B4009 Long Lane & B4009 Haw Lane and Common Lane, Bradfield.
Jeanette Clifford, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Highways and Transport said: “We are delighted to have won extra funding from DfT to improve some of our well used roads. Upgrading the busy stretch of the A340 Pangbourne Road will provide great benefits to everyone who uses it. We’re making every effort to minimise disruption and to ensure that the work is completed well ahead of the summer programme at Englefield.”