Reading Road, Hook

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 3.3 kilometre water pipeline along Reading Road, Hook towards Hound Green.

This £620,000 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.

Work on this important scheme will begin on Monday 16 January 2017 and is expected to take approximately 40 weeks to complete.

Where are we working?

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

As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, temporary road closures will be in place along Reading Road during phases 1 and 3, and temporary traffic lights in operation for Phase 2. 

Construction works will be carried out in stages with the road being returned to its original condition upon completion of each section. The working area will then move along to the next section.

Phase one started on the 16 January 2017 along Reading Road between the junctions of Hook Road and Cowfold Lane. A trenchless technique is being employed and good progress is being made.

Phase two will transition from phase one on Monday 13 March and will start along Reading Road at the junction with Hook Home and Garden Centre and continue along Griffin Way North up to the junction with Oak Tree Drive. This Phase will be completed under two-way traffic lights.

Phase three is scheduled to start in late July 2017 and will continue along Reading Road between Red Hill and Vicarage Lane, Hound Green.

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

The following diversion routes will be in place for each section of the project:

Phase 1 - Diversion route via Griffin Way South - London Road - Bracknell Lane - Reading Road (Heckfield) - Odiham Road - Hound Green and Reading Road (Mattingley)

Phase 2 – Temporary traffic lights will be in Operation along Reading Road at the junction with Serendpity Garden Centre and along Griffin Way North up to the junction of Oak Tree Drive

Phase 3 – Closure on Red Hill: Reading Road - Mattingley Green - Red Hill

Phase 3 – Closure on Reading Road: Reading Road (Mattingley) – Griffin Way South – London Road – Bracknell Lane – Reading Road (Heckfield) – Odiham Road and Hound Green.

Work will take place during normal office hours however some work may also take place at weekends.

Reading Road phase one diversion route

Reading Road route map