Nightmare roadworks set to hit town againBy Alana Razzell
July 19, 2006
PLANS to replace hundreds of metres of gas pipe could cause traffic chaos in Wokingham town centre just three months after Finchampstead Road was reopened.
Southern Gas Networks is preparing to replace stretches of underground gas mains in and around the town centre The Wokingham Times can exclusively reveal, with bosses at the utility company unsure if road closures or diversions will be in place.
The essential work, which has to be carried out under Health and Safety Executive guidelines, could start as early as September in Rectory Road, with more work taking place in Broad Street and Market Place for up to three months from January.
Geoff Aspel, from Southern Gas Networks, said: “We are still very much in the planning stages. It could possibly start in Rectory Road in September but I’m not sure when in September, and there will be more in Broad Street in the new year.
“It’s too early to say if roads will be closed or what kind of disruption there will be, but what we will do is make sure that we let the public know what is happening.”
For full story see The Wokingham Times 19/07/06.