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West Berkshire Council secures £1.3 million boost in Government funding for vital highways maintenance

Posted by: Communications team on 23 January 2024 19:16
2024 - A4 Hungerford

The wheels of progress are set to roll smoother in West Berkshire as national Government allocates a total of £1.3million in highways maintenance funding to West Berkshire Council.

Split over two financial years, the funding is courtesy of the Department for Transport (DfT) and is part of the Government's grand £8.3 billion plan for nationwide highways improvement from 2023 to 2024.

An initial timely injection of £679,000 has been dedicated to various highways maintenance and improvement initiatives such as filling potholes, resurfacing, the installation of new road markings, and the replacement of traffic signs and signals.

The commitment doesn't stop there; we can expect a repeat of this financial boost, with another £679,000 earmarked for the 2024/25 financial year.

Councillor Denise Gaines, Executive Member for Highways, Housing and Sustainable Travel at West Berkshire Council, expressed enthusiasm, saying:

"The announcement of this additional funding is hugely positive and whilst we welcome these grants, a fully funded local government settlement offer would allow us to better plan for our needs across our district.

"We are ready to accelerate our planned maintenance works across the district and start on impactful highways projects paving the way for smoother, safer roads, ensuring our residents benefit from well-maintained highways and save road users the inconvenience and financial burden of costly repairs."

 

The funding will be used to prioritise the following list of roads for maintenance over 2024/25:

Road Name

Parish

Start Location

End Location

B4009 Haw Lane (Four Points)

Aldworth

Westridge Green

Four Points Crossroads

Long Bottom Road

Basildon

Palmers Hill

Ashampstead Road

A4 Beenham Dual C'way

Beenham

A340 Aldermaston Wharf Roundabout

End of Dual C'way

B4494 Wantage Road

Brightwalton

Unnamed Road to Copperage Road

Unnamed Road from A338 to B4494

Crookham Common Road

Brimpton

Surface Change Approx. 100m West of Brimpton Road

Hyde End Lane

Unnamed Road known as Bucklebury Road

Bucklebury

Bucklebury Ford

Pot Kiln Lane

Burghfield Road

Burghfield

Berrys Lane

Reading Borough Boundary

Field Farm Road

Burghfield

Mill Road

End

Church Lane

Chieveley

High Street

End

Priors Court Road

Chieveley

A34 Slip On

B4009 Hermitage

B4000 Baydon Road

East Garston

A338 Junction (Nr The Pheasant PH)

Unnamed Road from Baydon Road to Poughley

Unnamed Road from Craven Arms PH to Hamstead Marshall

Hamstead Marshall

Wheatlands Lane

Watery Lane

Templeton Road

Kintbury

Hungerford Road

Inkpen Road

Baydon Road

Lambourn

Crowle Road

Ermin Street

Waller Drive

Newbury

Turnpike Road

Pindar Place

Green Lane

Pangbourne

A340

Bere Court Road

Yattendon Road

Pangbourne

Gardeners Lane

Pangbourne Hill

Princes Lane

Peasemore

Mud Lane

Northfields

A329 Purley Rise

Purley-on-Thames

Sulham Lane

Surface Change 100m West of Beech Road

Birch Lane

Stratfield Mortimer

West End Road

End

A4 Bath Road

Sulhamstead

A4/A340 Roundabout

Start of Padworth Dual C'Way

Brunel Road

Theale

Station Road

Waterside Drive

A340 The Street

Tidmarsh

Strachey Close

Green Lane

 

Last modified: 23 January 2024 20:26

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