A bus route in Bracknell is to return to normal during the festive period as essential work to lay a new water pipe in Opladen Way is lifted for the Christmas break.
South East Water is currently laying a new 1.4 kilometre pipeline along Opladen Way as part of a £450,000 project to upgrade the local water network.
To keep pedestrians, motorists, bus passengers and their workforce safe while this work takes place, South East Water has closed off sections of Opladen Way while the new pipe is being laid and bus routes have been diverted.
After the water company clears its materials and returns the road to its original condition on Friday (23 December), bus route 156 will be returning to its normal route until Tuesday 3 January 2017.
This means route 156 will now travel along Harmans Water Road – Opladen Way – Farningham – Savernake Way – Mendip Road – Oareborough – and return to Harmans Water Road.
Bus services 4, 171 and 172 will continue to follow the diversion that has been put in place during the scheme.
Stephen Bundock, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “We have been working closely with the local bus companies to keep disruption to a minimum as we lay our new pipe along Opladen Way.
“Bus route 156 will return to its original route during the festive period before it returns to following the diversion route on Tuesday 3 January.”
Stephen added: “To avoid confusion for bus passengers in the area, all other bus routes that have been diverted as part of our work will continue to follow the diversion that has been put in place.
“We would like to thank bus passengers in Bracknell for their patience as we work in the local community.”
Weekly updates on the project can be found at southeastwater.co.uk/opladenway.
The scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020.