MORE THAN £2 million has been spent on almost 100 road repairs across the Wokingham borough, the council has said.

The roads were repaired mainly in April and May in order to prevent unnecessary traffic, while roads were far quieter than usual due to lockdown procedures.

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Wokingham Borough Council spent approximately £1,142,553 on fully resurfacing 17 roads, £754,058 on surface dressing 19 roads, and spent £208,057 on micro-asphalt for 63 roads across the Wokingham borough.

In total, approximately £2,104,964 was spent on repairing 99 roads from the start of 2020, including some roads intended to be repaired in 2019 but were cancelled due to poor weather.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, said: “We’ve earmarked £8 million for road improvements across the borough in 2020-21 and it’s fantastic many residents will already be seeing the benefits of this.

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"We know our residents want to see investment in our roads and with more than half the completed roads so far being residential, that means many will see it outside their own front doors, as well as on key transport routes.

"We’d like to thank our contractors and partners on this project, for helping us bring it forward quickly and take advantage of quieter roads to complete these improvements with minimal disruption to residents."

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