Medstead - improving the water network

*Update July 2017

To date we have laid more than 110 metres of new pipe along a track from our water tower to Red Hill, with approximately 1,230 metres of the project left to go.

We had planned to start laying the new pipe along Red Hill from Tuesday 27 June.

However, due to unforeseen restrictions imposed by the highway authority, the date to re-start the scheme has been delayed until 16 October 2017, with the project expected to finish at the end of March 2018. We will advise you nearer the time the exact dates we will be undertaking our work.

We would like to apologise for the delay, and I can assure you that our contractor’s staff will work as hard as they can to complete the work as quickly and as safely as possible.

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 a new 1,340-metre water pipeline from a private track off Boyneswood Road and along Red Hill and Five Ash Road.

This £385,000 scheme 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.

Where are we working?

Work to install the new water main will be carried out in three phases.

Phase 1 – Along a private track off Boyneswood Road

Phase 2 – Along Red Hill

Phase 3 – Along Five Ash Road

Construction work will be carried out within the carriageway on Red Hill and Five Ash Road, with the road being returned to its original state upon completion of the project.

As a safety precaution for pedestrians and motorists, our contractor will need to close Red Hill and Five Ash Road. This will be carried out under a rolling road closure and the new main will be installed in sections before that section is reinstated and the work moves along to the next stage.

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

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

Red Hill map

Five Ash Road map

Diversion route map