The £6m project to resurface busy stretch of the A4

The £6m project to resurface busy stretch of the A4

Around 33,000 cars use the road each day

road being resurfaced
Work will be carried out over the next year

A busy stretch of the A4 is to be resurfaced in a £6.1m repair project.

Work will be carried out on 16km of the road between Newbury and Reading, Berkshire over the next year.

The worn out road, which is used by around 33,000 cars each day, is at risk of water seeping through into the foundations if works are not carried out soon.

The Department for Transport will foot the bill for £4.5 million of the work, while West Berkshire Council will put £1.6 million towards the repairs.

Councillor Richard Somner (Con, Tilehurst South and Holybrook), lead for transport, said: “I’m delighted that we have secured additional funding to further improve the road network in the district.

“It’s a road residents have told us needs resurfacing and I’m sure they will be cheered by the announcement today.”

The repairs are needed because the top surface is wearing down, and there is a risk of water getting into the foundations of the road and damaging it even more.

Repairing the top surface will protect the foundation and prevent the need for more disruption later on.

Where resurfacing is near existing projects – such as the Hambridge Way improvements and Newbury-Thatcham cycle path – the work will be done at the same time in a bid to minimise disruption to drivers.

Cllr Somner added: “We have a good track record in securing national funding for local projects. It shows our ambition to do all we can to invest in our local infrastructure and ensure the district is a great place to live, work and visit. 

“I look forward to seeing the improvements take shape very soon.” 

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