Road closure to return to Opladen Way following festive break
29 December 2016

A diversion route for buses in Bracknell will return on Tuesday 3 January when essential work to lay a new water pipe in Opladen Way resumes following the festive period.

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.

Following the festive period, the water company will return to the area next Tuesday and the road closure along Opladen Way will be put in place again.

As a result, bus route 156 will follow the diversion route that has been put in place during the scheme.

Chris Love, Delivery 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.

“On Tuesday we will need to put the road closure along Opladen Way in force to continue laying the new pipe which means bus route 156 will return to follow the diversion route.”

Chris added: “We would like to thank local residents, motorists and bus passengers for their ongoing patience and cooperation while this important project takes place.”

Weekly updates on the project can be found at

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