Roadworks in and around Slough

You can also find information on roadworks in Slough, as well as the option of receiving e-mail alerts, on the national roadworks website.

Resurfacing programme

The highways team produce a programme of works to footpaths, pavements and roads in the borough.

Each year we carry out a series of special inspections on all the roads and a proportion of pavements in Slough. Based upon these, we draw up a list of roads that need resurfacing in order of technical merit. A lot of factors determine the priority of a road on the list and include the state of the road’s surface, whether the road is actually failing structurally, the road classification, proximity of schools, hospitals or other vulnerable users.

Major Transport and Highways schemes happening in Slough

  • General Scheme – recently completed
    Five Points - Burnham Lane, Priory Road, Lower Britwell Road, Hogfair Lane
    Junction, traffic signal and crossing improvement works
  • Mass Rapid Transit – almost completed
    The primary purpose of this scheme is to allow a smoother passage of commuter carrying buses and coaches through Slough.
    Bath Road (North Service Road) – Dover Road to Pitts Road
    Additional kerbing added, partial resurfacing, new street lights and new traffic signals
  • General Scheme – ongoing
    Windsor Road – Albert St. to Herschel St.
    Junction improvement to facilitate recent commercial and residential development work
  • General Scheme – ongoing
    Burnham Lane/ Burnham train station approach
    These works (partially funded by Network Rail) are taking place in order to upgrade Burnham train station to facilitate the opening of Crossrail. The highway works involve improvements to pedestrian crossings, the station car park and introduction of new gyratory system.
  • General Scheme – due to start on site Feb 2018
    Langley Station/ Station Road Langley
    Junction, drainage, street lighting and traffic signal improvement works
  • Smart motorways – work due to start Summer/Autumn 2018
    This work is being undertaken by Highways England. At various locations throughout the UK the hard shoulder of the motorway is being converted to running lane for traffic. Although the works are taking place outside Slough, they will have an impact on local traffic. Our Network Management team will be co-ordinating the works to minimise disruption.

Crossrail work in and around Slough

The Crossrail website has details of current and planned work which is being undertaken as part of the Crossrail project, including information about road closures.

Traffic management - council permit scheme

From 4th March 2015, Slough will be operating under The Traffic Management (Slough Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2014. This will help us to manage street and road works across the road network better. The scheme excludes the motorways, for which the Highways Agency is the Highway Authority. Find out more about the SBC permit scheme.

Utility streetworks

Under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, utility companies have to inform the council of any work being carried out. We will inspect a percentage of this work.

If there is a problem with a utility service please contact the utility company direct - their details should be provided at the site of the works.

If there is a problem with the road surface please complete the report a highways issue form or email

National Productivity Investment Fund

£185 million in 2017/18

The funding for local highway and other local transport improvements which aims to reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets across England, outside London, to improve access to employment and housing, to develop economic and job creation opportunities.

Of the £185 million Slough will receive £381,000 which will be spent as follows:

  • Facilitate access to jobs/housing
    Bike Hire docks x 3 = £90,000
    Bike Hire bikes x 10 = £20,000
  • Public transport
    New Bus Shelter Hub for MRT (UCB/Lonza) £40,000
  • Congestion reduction
    Widening of Huntercombe Spur roundabout to facilitate an express lane - £150,000
    Variable Message Signs for Farnham Road, Wexham Road and Windsor Road at borough boundary - £81,000

Slough, Reading and Wokingham Street Lighting Upgrade Project

The Street Lighting Upgrade Project is a joint initiative between Slough, Reading and Wokingham borough councils which officially started in the middle of April, although about 20 new lamps were installed in Leigh Road, Long Furlong Drive and in some other streets across Slough.

We successfully led a joint bid for the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) highways challenge fund in March 2015 and the three councils were awarded £19.3m. The funding will cover 70 percent of the cost of upgrading lighting in all three boroughs, with the remaining 30 percent coming from each council.

We will use our £6.2m share to replace all of our street lanterns, all concrete columns and any steel columns that are in poor condition.

Depending on weather conditions, the two-year project is due to end in April 2018 for all three boroughs. It will replace all of Slough’s 11,300 street lamps with LED energy efficient ones, which:

  • use 65-70 percent less electricity than standard street lights
  • need half as much maintenance and are expected to last 100,000 hours - about 20 years
  • come with a centralised computer system that allows us to control and dim lights remotely if needed.

Since getting the grant we have awarded the contract to Volker Highways

Pothole Funding for 2017/18

This funding is provided by the DfT in order to help us fix potholes or stop them forming.

We have been receiving this funding since the 2014-15 financial year and will be receiving a new allocation in 2018-19. The funding supplements our existing budget helping us to ensure the highway network is kept in a safe state.

Highways and Transport Service Plan

Transport and highways are important to everyone, whether you are a resident, a business or a commuter passing through the town.

The main focus of our service plan is to ensure roads are maintained to a good standard, economic competitiveness is achieved, congestion is reduced by providing alternatives to cars and the development of new housing and school places is facilitated.

Highways communications plan 2015/16