During November, the bellmouth access works have been completed – apart
from tie in works to do when the phase 2 areas are agreed with the local
authority. These works will be carried out on site later. A road safety audit
of the temporary use of the junction as a construction access is currently
being carried out to be assessed by Bracknell Forest Council to gain permission
to open the junction for use. This approval will hopefully be granted before
Christmas. At the point of approval, the main construction traffic will use
this bellmouth junction and the site compound will be accessed by cars and vans
You may have noticed that the work activity in the SANG area has not commenced. This work has been put back to start in mid/late January 2017 and will continue through the winter where we shall be laying some informal paths throughout the area with wood chips. These will be linked together over the watercourse at several points with small pedestrian bridges. There are some other enhancements that we will be completing such as creating log piles for wildlife and installing some bird and bat boxes in the trees.
The last few months of 2016 has brought various sets of traffic signals along Old Wokingham Road for utility work around Hatch Ride and connection crossings. We are trying to minimise these as much as possible and remove them as soon as it is safe to do so. We apologise for any disruption they have caused.
BT diversion work will be carried out with the junction of Hatch Ride in December. This will allow us to carry out the improvements to be agreed with Bracknell Forest Council to the junction next year.
Currently and over the past few weeks the topsoil is being moved aside from across the site so that the roads can start to be marked out. The groundworkers are now beginning construction of the highway drainage, utility routes and roads, enhancing access around the site. Foundations for the houses will commence in the new year.
For your information, site closure times over Christmas and the New Year
are as follows:
Closes 12:00 noon on Thursday 22nd December 2016
and reopens 7:30am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
NO-ONE IS AUTHORISED TO BE ON
SITE DURING THIS PERIOD. If anyone is
seen we respectively ask that Thames Valley Police are called – UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES ARE THEY TO BE APPROACHED. Thank you.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!