Reading Road, Hook

*Update 21 September 2017

Thank you to local residents for your ongoing patience while we lay our new pipe as part of our final phase along Reading Road.

Progress on site is good and we have now laid over 1,000 metres of new pipe along Reading Road and Red Hill. For the remainder of this week and next week we will be working to connect the pipework together and to our existing network.

Once this work has been completed, we need to return to Reading Road to lay the new pipe along the bridge. Due to the complexity of this section, we will need to revert to open cut techniques which we expect to take slightly longer than the directional drilling technique we have used to lay the majority of 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 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.

Where are we working?

Phase three is scheduled to start on Monday 21 August 2017 and will continue along Reading Road between Red Hill and Vicarage Lane, Hound Green.

We expect this phase of work to take approximately 13 weeks to complete.

To allow our workforce to safely lay this last section of water main, a road closure will be in place along Reading Road between Red Hill and Vicarage Lane for the duration of the scheme.

After consultation with local parish councils and highways department, road closure will also be in place along Red Hill, Bottle Lane and Vicarage Lane to discourage motorists from using these roads as rat run routes.

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 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) and Hound Green.

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

Reading Road phase three diversion route

Reading Road route map