TRAFFIC lights will be in place in a road from today (Monday) while inspections are done on a section of waterpipe that has burst eight times in eight years.

South East Water engineers will look at how to replace a leaky water main along part of Bramshill Road, Eversley, to prevent future bursts which can lead to emergency roadworks and water supply interruptions.

The company will be digging exploratory holes along Bramshill Road, between the junctions of Copse Lane and Reading Drive South, to establish the ground conditions and where other utilities are along the road.

The work is expected to take just over three weeks.

Jeremy Dufour, project manager at South East Water, said: “It is unacceptable to us that our customers go without water when this pipe bursts and motorists are disrupted while repairs take place.”

“As this is exploratory work and depending on the condition of the pipe, there is a chance we will need to return at some point in the coming months to install a new water main. As soon as we have more information on what the work will involve and when we plan to carry it out, more information will be given to the local community.

“Traffic lights will be in place to keep the public and our workforce safe and our team will be working as quickly and safely as they can to minimise disruption in the area.”

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