Water main upgrade in Hook

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey is the message to motorists from South East Water as essential work starts on a mains upgrade on Monday, 3rd March.
A two kilometre section of old pipeline in Station Road and Griffin Way, Hook will be replaced
with a new, tougher plastic pipe in a £1.1 million scheme.
The work will take place in Station Road and Hook Road, including the M3 junction five roundabout.
Chris Love, South East Water’s Delivery Manager said: “We know this is a very important and busy section of road so we have worked with the highways authorities to ensure our traffic management keeps disruption to a minimum.

“To complete the work as quickly as possible we plan to have four teams working at various sections of the project. Where safety and technical considerations allow, some teams will be working seven days and during the night.

“However, we know there will still be delays and we apologise in advance for it. By planning ahead, motorists can ensure they get to their destination on time.

“This is essential work to replace very old pipework, which is more prone to bursts. When we have a burst water main it causes a great deal of disruption while we carry out emergency repairs.”

To ensure the safety of motorists and the contractors various traffic management measures will be put in place. The work is expected to be completed by June 7th, ahead of the Farnborough International Air Show.

The measures will be as follows:

Location Date and duration Proposed traffic management

M3 - J5 From Monday 3rd March for six weeks Reduced to two lanes

Hook Road (from Mill House, northwards) From Monday 3rd March for six weeks Temporary traffic lights

A287 (from B3349 roundabout to M3-J5) From Tuesday 15th April for eight weeks Southbound reduced to one lane. Closure will be necessary during some periods of work when a diversion will be in place

Griffin Way South (B3349). (Known locally as a continuation of Station Road) From Monday 3rd March for
11 weeks
Southbound lane closure
Diversion in place