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Winnersh road back under construction ‘to improve drainage’

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Picture: Steve Smyth

A WINNERSH road was resurfaced earlier this month after it was allegedly not built to specification.

A section of Reading Road was relaid in the week commencing Monday, September 6, in a bid to improve drainage.

Cllr Paul Fishwick, Liberal Democract councillor for Winnersh, said some residents have found it difficult living alongside the construction.

“I have a lot of sympathy with the residents living in the vicinity of these works, because the overnight works have been going on for quite some time,” he said.

“Access can sometimes be a bit difficult as those who want to enter the worksite need to take instructions from the supervising engineer, but the end is near.”

According to Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, work on Reading Road is almost complete.

“Winnersh Relief Road and the North Wokingham Distributor Road, which the roundabouts on Reading Road link together, will reduce queues on Reading Road in Winnersh and across the surrounding area,” she said.

“The area will also see improvements to cycleways and pavements for pedestrians, improving journeys for those who live or work nearby.”

She said the recent construction in Winnersh took place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, and has not incurred additional costs for the council.

“Road markings [were] being painted overnight [last] week with on road work due to be finished, with final landscaping and finishing work to come over the next few months in the surrounding areas.”

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