Wood Lane, Binfield

*Update 21 September 2017

Work is progressing well and we expect to remove our traffic lights currently in place along Temple Way by Friday 29 September. We will need to return here to connect our new pipe to the existing network at a later date.

Once we have taken these traffic lights down, we will be moving into the fields adjacent to Wood Lane to continue laying the new pipeline.

Why are we doing this work?

As part of an ongoing programme to improve our water supply network we are planning a scheme to install 726 metres of pipe along Wood Lane, London Road and Popeswood Roundabout, Binfield.

This work is necessary to improve the capacity of the network and ensure we can continue to maintain water pressure to the area as the community grows.

When and where are we working?

Work on the scheme to install the new water main will take place within the junction of Wood Lane and Temple Way, the adjacent field to the west of Wood Lane and within the carriageway of Wood Lane.

In addition, a small section of the work will take place along London Road on the western approach to Popeswood Roundabout.

The project will be carried out in three phases:

Phase one – at the junction of Wood Lane and Temple Way

Phase two – along Wood Lane

Phase three – along London Road and Popeswood Roundabout

Construction is due to start on Monday 21 August 2017 and the entire project is expected to take approximately 16 weeks to complete.

However, our contractor’s staff will work as hard as they can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

Work will take place during normal working hours, although there may be some activities at weekends.

How can we ensure this work is done with minimum disruption to you?

Three-way traffic lights will be in place for six weeks for the work at the junction of Temple Way and Wood Lane and the work at the northern section of Wood Lane will be carried out under a road closure.

A lane closure will also be in place along London Road and Popeswood Roundabout for the final phase of work.

We appreciate this will be inconvenient for those living nearby but it is necessary to ensure the safety of road users and our workforce.

However, please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.