Traffic lights needed in Binfield to keep public safe during water project
15 March 2017

Temporary traffic lights will keep the public safe and traffic moving while South East Water carries out work to lay a new section of pipe in Binfield this month.

Forming part of the company’s £424 million investment programme between 2015 and 2020, the £25,000 project will improve the capacity of the local water network as the community grows.

Work on the scheme, which will see a new 65-metre pipeline laid along St Marks Road close to its junction with Sampson Park, will begin on Monday 27 March and is expected to take six weeks to complete.

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 traffic lights will be in place need 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 six weeks to complete but our contractor will be working as safely and quickly as possible to complete this work.

“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.”