Motorists warned of road closures in Hook during water improvement work
29 December 2016

Residents and motorists in Hook and Mattingley are being warned of temporary road closures along Reading Road as South East Water carries out work to lay a new main.

Work on the £620,000 scheme, which will take place in three phases, is expected to begin on Monday 16 January and will be completed by November.

The first phase will see a new section of pipe laid along Reading Road in Hook between the junctions of Hook Road and Cowfold Lane before the working area moves along Reading Road between the junctions of Oak Tree Drive and Serendipity Garden Centre.

During the final phase of the project, the new pipe will be laid along Reading Road between Red Hill Road and Vicarage Lane in Hound Green.

Chris Love, Delivery Manager at South East Water, said: “This important improvement project will allow us to maintain supplies for clean water for our customers in the area in the future.

“We know roadworks can be frustrating for motorists and the local community. The decision to close a road is not taken lightly but this is the only way we can ensure that pedestrians, motorists and our contractor are kept safe while this important work takes place.

“I would like to apologise for the disruption this work will cause, but hope motorists and the local community understand the long term benefits this scheme will deliver. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place during each phase of the scheme.”

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

The scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020.

For more information and for regular updates on the scheme, please visit