One-way system to keep motorists in Bracknell moving

A temporary one-way system will keep the public safe and traffic moving while South East Water carries out work to lay a new section of pipe in Bracknell next month.

Forming part of the company’s £424 million investment programme between 2015 and 2020, the £70,000 project will improve the capacity of the local water network as the community grows.

Work on the scheme, which will see a new 225- metre pipeline laid along Binfield Road, will begin on Monday 13 March and is expected to take eight weeks to complete.

To keep the public and its workforce safe, South East Water will have a one way system, via Wokingham Road and Downshire Way will be in place for the duration of the scheme.

Stephen Bundock, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “The safety of motorists and our workforce is our top priority when carrying out work which is why we will need to implement this one way system in the area while we complete this work.

“We appreciate roadworks can be frustrating which is why we have been working closely with the local highways department to keep traffic flowing through the area and keep disruption to a minimum.”

Stephen continued: “We expect this work to take approximately eight weeks to complete but our contractor will be working as safely and quickly as possible to complete this work as soon as possible.

“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.”