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About roadworks

Roadworks finder

Our roadworks finder provides information about the location of roadworks and other highway events within Bracknell Forest and further afield. It shows which organisation is responsible for the roadworks. 

You can click on the markers on the map to find out who is responsible for the roadworks, the duration of the roadworks and whether delays are likely for road users.​

You can also register to receive alerts about upcoming works.

Why roadworks happen

Sometimes utility companies and highway authorities have to carry out roadworks. This is so that they can provide and maintain a safe roads network and essential services such as gas, water, telecommunications and electricity.

Our Highway Network Management Team co-ordinates and monitors all these activities in a proactive, impartial and consistent way. They make sure that disruption is kept to a minimum and works sites are safe.

Permits and inspection of street works

Utilities are legally known as statutory undertakers because they have a statutory right to carry out street works and are responsible for their own works. They must however notify us of their intention to complete works.

We have an obligation to co-ordinate all roadworks and have some powers regarding co-ordinating works but they must be applied in a fair and equitable manner.

We also inspect and monitor street and road works to ensure that prompt completion is not achieved at the expense of safety and quality of work. We have powers available under the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 to direct and control utility activities. These powers will also be used on Highway Authority activities to ensure equal treatment.

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