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Dropped kerb Whitley Wood cropped

Reading pedestrians to benefit from new dropped kerbs and handrails

  • £480,000 is being invested in additional safety measures for pedestrians around Reading
  • 35 dropped kerb crossings and 24 new handrails being installed
Craddock Road after resurfacing

Council’s ongoing £8m road improvement commitments

  • Current £8m investment in roads follows completed £9m highways improvement programme
  • Proportion of residential roads in good condition has risen from 35% to 80%
  • Innovation is allowing carbon reduction alongside improvements
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Statutory consultation on use of outbound King’s Road bus lane

  • Plans to proceed with changes to vehicles allowed to use east Reading bus lane out for consultation
The Mayor unveils a plaque marking 100 years of Reading Bridge along with fellow councillors

Reading Bridge Celebrates Centenary

  • Reading Bridge first opened exactly 100 years ago on 3 October 1923
  • Occasion marked with plaque unveiling and classic cars crossing bridge
Mayor of Reading Cllr Tony Page and Lead Councillor for Enviornmental Services and Community Safety Karen Rowland with the new electric road marker

Council announces new electric line marking machine amongst range of road innovation measures

  • New electric line marker will save money, upskill Council staff and help the environment
  • Other innovations include new products to preserve roads and sensor technology for gritting
  • LCRIG Chief Exec places Reading in top four most innovative authorities for highways
Work taking place on the 5th phase of Kennetside strengthening last year-2

Kennetside Strengthening Project Continues Next Week

  • Work begins on Monday 18 September and will continue until Christmas
  • Signed diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Strengthening will ensure important active travel route is protected for the future
Trees for Streets logo

Help make Reading greener – sponsor a new tree

  • Residents can choose to have a new tree planted in the location of their choice
  • Initiative allows residents to make Reading greener for a one-off cost
  • Opportunity builds on Council's existing work with partners to increase trees in the town
Road improvement work taking place in Reading-2

Council announces next phase of road improvement programme

  • Improvements to a number of Reading's major roads will begin on Monday
  • 12 main roads to be improved, with another 27 being resurfaced after the Reading Festival
  • Work forms part of new £8m highways investment, following completed £9m programme which resurfaced over 500 roads
The junction due to be repaired over two weeks from Monday 24 July-2

Key town centre junction to close for two weeks for essential repairs

  • Junction will be closed from Monday 24 July until Monday 7 August
  • Essential repairs will resolve current risks to all road users
  • Whilst roads are closed for this, the Council will also resurface part of St Mary's Butts and Oxford Road
Road improvement work taking place in Reading

Latest Figures Show Impact of Record Council Investment in Roads

  • Report shows 80% of Reading's roads now in good condition after substantial £9m investment
  • Pothole reports down by 44% since the improvements
  • New £8m investment has started to continue enhancing roads for residents