Construction of the Flood Alleviation Scheme at Tull Way, Thatcham will start on 15 May 2017.
The project is funded by Government grant through the Environment Agency together with contributions from West Berkshire Council and Thatcham Town Council.
A large earth embankment to the north of Tull Way will be created to retain flood water from the land to the north and an outlet structure to control the rate of flow into the existing surface water sewer.
Jon Winstanley, Projects Manager at West Berkshire Council said:
“We are looking forward to delivering this important flood defence scheme for Thatcham and will be working closely with all parties concerned to ensure that the works cause as little inconvenience as possible.”
The construction work will be undertaken by Jackson Civil Engineering supervised by West Berkshire Council. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2017.
Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
In order to ensure a safe working environment the following measures will be in place;
A temporary speed restriction of 30mph between the A4 and Northfield Road.
Initial there off-peak lane closures on Tull Way to allow for construction of the site access.
The footpath from Tull Way to Cold Ash, which passes through the site, will be closed during the construction period. The alternative route will be via Ashmore Green Road.