To reduce the number of water mains bursts, improve water pressure and secure supplies to customers, South East Water is carrying out a £850,000 scheme to upgrade 2.7 kilometres of water main in Ringmead, Bracknell.
Why is this work needed?
This work is necessary to reduce the number of water mains bursts, which when they occur cause flooding, interruptions to drinking water supplies and considerable damage to the road. There is then further disruption to the wider community as a result of us having to carry out emergency repairs and reinstatement.
What is the timescale?
Construction began on Monday 7th April 2014 and the entire project is expected to take eight months to complete.
Will there be disruption to traffic?
We know this is a busy section of road. We have worked with the highways authorities to ensure our traffic management keeps delays to a minimum.
We need to have traffic management to keep motorists, pedestrians and our contractors safe while this important work is carried out.
To ensure the safety of motorists and our contractors while this important work is carried out, various traffic management measures will be put in place, including the closure of sections of Ringmead.
The closure will be in nine phases, which means not all of Ringmead will be closed at any one time. The diversion route will be clearly signposted and access will be maintained to homes and properties at all times.
The 235 metre section of water main which burst causing damage to properties in Bracknell earlier this year is now to be upgraded as part of this work.
Engineers have been working to fast track work to replace the section of pipeline between the junctions of Hanworth Road and Birch Hill Road.
Installation of the new water main is due to start 25 August and will take approximately five weeks to complete.
Ringmead phasing map