Opladen Way, Bracknell

*Update 28 April 2017

As a result of the good progress we have made, we will be extending the work in Opladen Way from the junction of Helmsdale to the junction of Queens Pine.

This work was due to be carried out later this year but to minimise disruption to residents and motorists we plan to do this while we are in the area.

This work will be carried out under a rolling road closure to ensure the safety of our workforce and the public. While this work takes place, a clearly signed diversion route will be in place for pedestrians and motorists. We expect to complete this work by mid to late June.

Our final piece of the scheme, which will be located between the roundabout near to the sports centre and the double roundabout in Harmans Water Road, will start when our work along Opladen Way has completed. We expect this section of work to take approximately four weeks.

We will also need to return to the combined footpath and cycle path which runs adjacent to Nightingale Crescent and Hunter Way in the summer school holiday period to complete our work here.

Despite the additional work, we expect to complete the scheme by the original date of July 2017.

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