Reading Road, Hook

*Update 13 October 2017

We have now laid the final section of pipe along the bridge on Reading Road.

Next week we will be commissioning the new pipeline and reinstating the road.

We expect to re-open Reading Road, Vicarage Lane, Bottle Lane and Red Hill by the end of Friday (20 October) although we will re-open these roads sooner if we can.

Why are we doing this work?

As part of an ongoing programme to improve our water supply network we are planning a scheme to install a new 3.3 kilometre water pipeline along Reading Road, Hook towards Hound Green.

This £620,000 scheme is necessary to improve the capacity of the network and ensure we can continue to maintain water pressure to the area as the community grows.

Where are we working?

Phase three is scheduled to start on Monday 21 August 2017 and will continue along Reading Road between Red Hill and Vicarage Lane, Hound Green.

We expect this phase of work to take approximately 13 weeks to complete.

To allow our workforce to safely lay this last section of water main, a road closure will be in place along Reading Road between Red Hill and Vicarage Lane for the duration of the scheme.

After consultation with local parish councils and highways department, road closure will also be in place along Red Hill, Bottle Lane and Vicarage Lane to discourage motorists from using these roads as rat run routes.

However, please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

The following diversion routes will be in place for each section of the project:

Phase 3 – Closure on Red Hill: Reading Road - Mattingley Green - Red Hill

Phase 3 – Closure on Reading Road: Reading Road (Mattingley) – Griffin Way South – London Road – Bracknell Lane – Reading Road (Heckfield) and Hound Green.

Work will take place during normal office hours however some work may also take place at weekends.

Reading Road phase three diversion route

Reading Road route map