Bracknell A322 road repairs delayed by weather

Ongoing road repairs to a busy Berkshire dual carriageway have been delayed because of heavy rain.

The A322 Bagshot Road at Bracknell was first resurfaced in June but the stone chippings were ripped up by traffic.

Bracknell Forest Council blamed contaminated materials for the problem and said the resurfacing had been a "total failure".

Remedial work on the northbound carriageway was halted on Sunday 17 July because of the wet weather.

Anthony Radford-Foley, the council's head of highways asset management, said: "The surface dressing was a total failure by virtue of a contaminated aggregate.

"It's extremely frustrating.

"I use the road myself every day when I commute to and from work and I have lots of sympathy with the other road users who have endured the catastrophe we're in."

A 30mph speed limit is in place on the road until the repairs are complete but drivers are being advised to stick to 20mph.

The work, which was due to take place over two weekends on the stretch between Coral Reef to Swinley Road, began on Friday 15 July.

Work was halted because the materials being used need warm, dry weather to set.

The council said it would now have to continue the repairs on the northbound carriageway on 30 and 31 July.

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