West Heath Road, Farnborough

*Update 15 August 2017

Lane closures remain in place on West Heath Roundabout as we continue to lay our new pipe across the roundabout towards Fleet Road.

Work here is progressing well and we expect to move onto Fleet Road on Monday. While this work takes place a temporary road closure will be in place and motorists should follow the diversion route via Southwood Road and A327.

While this closure is in place, bus service 10 travelling from Farnborough towards Fleet will be diverted via Minley Road and Trunk Road. This means the bus stop opposite the Plough and Horses, opposite Conway Drive and Opposite Ladywood Avenue will not be served. Buses running towards Farnborough will be unaffected. If you have any queries on the bus routes, Stagecoach can be contacted on 0345 121 0190 (option 1) or visit stagecoachbus.com.

We hope to start laying our pipe underneath Cove Brook from tomorrow (16 August) but this will be dependent on water levels. A temporary road closure will be in place between Giffard Drive and Blunden Road until this section is complete.

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 along Fleet Road, Cove Road and West Heath Road, Farnborough.

The £750,000 scheme will improve the capacity of the network and ensure we can continue to meet water demand in the Farnborough area.

When will the work take place?

Work on this important project will begin on Monday 23 January 2017 and is expected to take approximately 38 weeks to complete. However our contractor, Clancy Docwra, will be working as quickly and safely as possible.

Where are we working?

The scheme will see a 1.3 kilometre section of new pipe laid along a section of Fleet Road, Cove Road and West Heath Road, Farnborough.

To ensure the safety of the public and our contractor while the new pipe is laid, we will need to temporarily close West Heath Road. To minimise disruption a rolling road closure will be in place here which means small sections of West Heath Road will be closed while we lay the new pipe and the affected road section will be re-opened before the working area moves along to the next section. 

The first section of the work will begin along West Heath Road at the junction with Prospect Road. Until the road closure moves along to Giffard Drive, motorists can use Giffard Drive and Mayfield Road to get to Prospect Road.

Once the working area moves past Giffard Drive, motorists should use Fernhill Road, Mayfield Road, Giffard Drive and re-join West Heath Road.

Temporary lane closures and traffic lights will also be in place along the other affected roads while the new pipe is being laid.

Please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. 

Route map

Map with estimated dates

Diversion map for road closures between Prospect Road and Giffard Drive

Diversion map for road closures between West Heath Roundabout and Giffard Drive

West Heath Road diversion leaflet

West Heath Road bus poster

Regular project updates will also be available on this page.