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Road repairs in west Berkshire 'to cost 4.5m'

Road repairs in west Berkshire, including filling in potholes, will cost £4.5m, council chiefs have warned.

The three-year programme will see more than 50 roads resurfaced by West Berkshire Council.

The work will be in addition to the winter weather programme where 12 roads were repaired in March following snow and icy conditions.

A second phase of work is currently under way with a further 26 roads being repaired.

West Berkshire Council has recently been awarded £380,000 from the Department for Transport towards the cost of carrying out repairs.

David Betts, councillor for highways and transport, said that filling potholes was not enough.

"To do the job properly many roads need patching or complete resurfacing," he said.

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