Traffic to flow through Hook during second phase of South East Water work
02 March 2017

Temporary traffic lights will keep the public safe and traffic moving while South East Water continues work along Reading Road.

The company is currently laying a 3.3 kilometre pipeline, costing £620,000, along Reading Road, between Hook and Mattingley, to secure the area’s water supply for the future.

To connect the new section of pipe that has been laid between the junctions of Hook Road and Cowfold Lane to the existing network, the current road closure will be lifted and temporary traffic lights will be in place for one week from Monday (6 March).

After this work has been completed, the water company’s workforce will begin the second phase of the scheme, along Griffin Way North and a short section of Reading Road, with traffic lights in place to keep traffic flowing through the area.

Stephen Bundock, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience during the first phase of our scheme along Reading Road.

“Our road closure will be taken down from Monday and we will be replacing it with lights while we complete the final section of the first phase and traffic lights will keep motorists moving while work takes place throughout the second phase of the scheme.

“We expect the second phase to take approximately 12 weeks to complete but will keep residents and motorists updated on our progress.

“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.”