The percentage of major roads in Bracknell Forest needing repair is on the rise, according to government figures – and among the worst in Berkshire.

Data shows that the percentage of A-roads and motorways in the borough in the worst state of repair in the borough is higher than the national average.

It is also higher than in neighbouring boroughs Wokingham and Windsor and Maidenhead, and level with Reading.

The figures recently published by the office for local government show 6 per cent of A-roads and motorways in Bracknell Forest fell into the ‘red’ category of roads in the worst state of repair in the 2022-23 financial year.

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That’s up from five per cent the year before and three per cent the year before that. It’s also higher than the median for England, which is three per cent.

The government says this means those roads ‘should be considered’ for repair and ‘investigated fully.’ This category is for roads in the worst state. The other two are ‘amber’ – which means repairs may be needed soon, and ‘green’ where no work is needed.

In Wokingham, the percentage of major roads needing repair was at three per cent, and at four per cent in Windsor and Maidenhead. Some six per cent of major roads in Reading were in the red, but that’s a fall from nine per cent in the previous year.

Bracknell Forest councillors agreed to spend £4.3 million on road repairs last month, including resurfacing and treatment works to roads – including A roads such as Berkshire Way and Mill Lane – last month.