West Berkshire gritters

West Berkshire Council

Highway and street lighting term maintenance

VolkerHighways is working with West Berkshire Council on a seven-year plus three potential years of extensions highways and street lighting term maintenance contract, which started in 2016. Our long-standing relationship began in 2006, providing a continuity of highway services for West Berkshire residents and road users alike.

Wharf Road Bus Station

Wharf Road Bus Station

What we do

Collaboratively, we deliver all aspects of highway and street lighting maintenance covering 1,292km of highway along A roads, B roads and rural and urban roads. We provide planned and reactive maintenance, footway improvements, bridge and street lighting maintenance. 

Our works are varied and include drainage maintenance and repairs, winter maintenance, pothole and patching works and a full emergency response service.

We are responsible for the maintenance of 328 bridges/structures and 32,184 gullies across the district.

We also undertake a range of public realm improvement schemes and bespoke projects to improve and enhance the local infrastructure.

Volunteering in West Berkshire

Volunteering with Five a Day charity, to undertake gardening work in Englefield. The charity aims  to improve the wellbeing of the local community, by managing a growing space to provide horticultural education, therapy and access to healthy, naturally grown produce.

Our community

Placing our community at the heart of our works, we prioritise the employment of local people, work with local supply chain partners and maximise our community contribution through social value activities. 

We recognise the role we play in helping to reverse our negative impact on the environment and are committed to supporting biodiversity enhancements in our schemes and through volunteering activities.

Thermal sensors

Thermal sensors fitted to street lighting columns along winter maintenance routes and on winter gritting vehicles. The data from the new sensors will be integrated into the Council’s winter forecast process allowing more informed decisions to be made on when roads should be treated. 


We work with our supply chain to source, trial and implement innovative solutions to improve efficiencies and reduce our carbon emissions, while maintaining quality. 

Find out about these schemes:

"VolkerHighways has worked with us successfully since 2006, looking after our road network, footpaths and street lights. It’s important we look after this infrastructure and the contract with VolkerHighways allows us to maintain our roads efficiently and with the best value for our residents."

Councillor Garth Simpson Executive Member for Highways and Transport