A MAJOR road connecting Bramley and Sherfield on Loddon has reopened but it is due to close again for a month in February.

As previously reported, Sherfield Road, from Sherfield on Loddon to Bramley, had been closed since Monday, November 20 and had continued into 2024, following a break over the Christmas period during which time the road was reopened.

The works had been due to continue until Wednesday, January 24, but finished around a week earlier than expected - allowing the road closure to be lifted.

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The work completed had been excavating the existing highway to lay a new power and fibre-optic cable to connect a new solar farm, currently under construction, to the existing substation in Bramley Road.

The diversion route was initially planned to be Cufaude Lane, but this changed with all traffic subsequently diverted through Bramley to the A340 Aldermaston Road.

Basingstoke Gazette: Works are still underway where Bramley Road and Reading Road meetWorks are still underway where Bramley Road and Reading Road meet (Image: Mark Paine)

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Although the road is open, the works in Sherfield on Loddon have not finished, with the new power and fibre-optic cable still being installed where Bramley Road and Reading Road meet, in front of the White Hart pub.

Despite the road being reopened to the delight of the Sherfield on Loddon and Bramley communities, the joy will be short-lived, with the road expected to undergo another four-week closure from Monday, February 19.