An investigation into the best route for a new, strategic water main in Wokingham is set to begin in the New Year.
South East Water will be carrying out ground surveys around the town to help establish where the company can install approximately 1.4 kilometres of pipe next year.
The new pipe is needed to continue to maintain water pressure to the area and the work involves digging small holes to help determine the condition of the ground.
Starting on 4 January, the company will be working in Glebelands Road, Warren House Road, Keephatch Road and Wiltshire Road for approximately 10 weeks.
When work reaches Wiltshire Road, on 1 March, a lane closure will be required to protect motorists and pedestrians from the working area for approximately four days.
Jeremy Dufour, South East Water Project Manager, said: “In order to keep everyone safe, we need to close the lane at the junction of Rectory Road and Wiltshire Road.
“We know this is one of the main routes out of Wokingham and we’re very sorry for any disruption this may cause.
“A clearly-signed diversion route, as agreed by the local Highways team, will be in place during this time.”
Once the investigation work completes, South East Water will write to residents to inform them of the chosen route for the new water main.
Although the project is very much in the early planning stages, it is anticipated the project will begin next summer.
Residents can visit southeastwater.co.uk/wokingham for more information.
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