Opladen Way, Bracknell

*Update 15 August 2017

This week we have continued to lay our new section of pipe along the cycle way and footpath at Nightingale Crescent.

Our traffic lights will remain in place along Opladen Way while we test the new main. We will keep you updated on the progress of this work.

We plan to start the final phase of our work for this project along Harmans Water Road on Monday (21 August).

During this phase of work, a contra flow system will be in place from the exit off Bagshot Road heading to the double roundabout for Opladen Way and Nightingale Close.

Once the new section of pipe has been laid here, the contra flow system will be removed.

However, a road closure will be in place between the roundabout at the junction of Bagshot Road to the end of the first mini roundabout on Harmans Water Road. This section of Harmans Water Road will also be closed for the weekend until Monday 28 August.

To complete our work in this section, the contra flow system will then be in place until Sunday 3 September.

Why are we doing this work?

To ensure our customers in the area continue to enjoy top quality and reliable tap water, South East Water will be laying a new water main in Nightingale Crescent and Opladen Way, Bracknell.

The £450,000 scheme will allow South East Water to move large volumes of water around the underground network of pipes to ensure water gets to where it is needed most.

Advanced work on the project will begin on Monday 24 October before work begins to lay the new pipe in Nightingale Crescent from Monday 21 November.

The scheme is expected to be completed in July 2017.

Where are we working?

The scheme will see a 1.4 kilometre section of new pipe laid along a section of Nightingale Crescent before our workforce crosses the roundabout and begins to lay the new pipeline along Opladen Way up to the junction with Helmsdale.

To ensure the safety of the public and our contractor while the new pipe is laid, we will need to close Opladen Way during the project.

Construction works will be carried out in stages with the road being returned to its original state before the working area moves along to the next stage.

Map showing route of pipe

Opladen Way map showing estimated dates

Opladen Way bus diversion map

Opladen Way bus poster

Opladen Way leaflet