Why are we doing this work?

We are planning a scheme to install 1.4 kilometres of new pipeline in Griffin Way South.

The new water main will improve the capacity of our underground network and ensure we can continue to maintain water pressure to the area as the community grows.

Location of the work

In 2016, we carried out an extensive consultation on plans to lay a new section of water main in Station Road, Hook, however following concerns from the community, this project was postponed.

The project team has since been looking at alternative routes and has worked closely with Hampshire Highways on the revised plan which will see the new pipeline laid in Griffin Way South instead.

Work will begin at the junction of Four Acre Coppice and will continue up to the roundabout with Station Road. As part of the project we will also need to connect the new pipeline to the existing network near the traffic island off the Griffin Way South/Station Road roundabout.

To ensure the safety of both the public and our contractors, temporary traffic lights will be in operation along Griffin Way South for the duration of the work.

When will the work take place?

Construction is planned to start at the junction of Griffin Way South and Four Acre Coppice on Monday 8 January 2018 and continue south towards the Station Road/Griffin Way South roundabout.

The project is expected to finish in early August 2018.

During the Easter holidays we will move to the Griffin Way South/Station Road junction to carry out work at this busy section when there are fewer cars on the road.

Our contractor’s staff will work as hard as they can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible. Work will take place Monday to Friday during normal office hours, with some weekend working required.

Map with dates - northern section

Map with dates - southern section

 

Final update 26 July 2018

The new water main is now in commission. We are currently completing all of the reinstatement works on this scheme and these will be finished by the end of this week. Three way traffic lights are being removed today.

We would like to thank local residents, businesses and road users for their patience and understanding throughout this project.


 

 

Update 19 July 2018

Our final connection is being made today and this will be followed by completion work at our compound area tomorrow. Next week we will be finishing ground reinstatement and applying topsoil. However, three way traffic lights will be in place until reinstatement of the road is complete. The site will be cleared by the end of next week. 

 

 


 

Update 13 July 2018

Three way traffic lights are still in operation at the junction of Wild Herons and Griffin Way South. We are still testing and chlorinating the new water main prior to commissioning it and, as things stand, we are hopeful that the scheme will be complete in two weeks' time. 

 


Update 10 July 2018

Our contractors have now successfully carried out pressure testing to 1,000 metres of the new water main installation. Work to test the remaining 400 metres began this week. This work will require excavations to be carried out on the previously reinstated section of road between Four Acre Coppice and Wild Herons. We will endeavour to carry out this work with minimal disruption.

 


Update 6 July 2018

Currently we are still working under three way traffic light control at the junction of Wild Herons. This will remain in place for at least the next week. We are also working along the entire length of our pipeline from the roundabout at Station Road all the way down to Four Acre Coppice. This is because we are testing the new pipeline and preparing for the final connection at the Station Road end of the scheme.

 


Update 28 June 2018

We are currently still working under three way traffic control at Bartley way roundabout.  Next week we will be moving the traffic lights down to the junction of Wild Herons, still three way. Testing of pipeline will also commence. Connection on to our water main in Wild Herons is also due to take place on Thursday 5 July. 

 


Update 12 June 2018

Three way traffic lights will be installed at the Bartley Way roundabout tomorrow to enable construction to continue across the closed entrance to Bartley Way on the western  side of the roundabout. We are also digging a hole in the Griffin Way South footpath outside Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd for a connection to our water network. The footpath has been closed with signage directing pedestrians to the other side of the road.

 


Update 7 June 2018

We have experienced a delay on site in the past few days due to the difficulties encountered in laying our new water main in ground congested with other utilities. Work will therefore continue under two way traffic signals in Bartley Way until at least the middle of next week before we then move to the roundabout.

 


Update 30 May 2018

We continue working from the first entrance to Bartley Way towards the roundabout. Information will shortly be provided about the traffic control required once the roundabout is reached.

 


Update 21 May 2018

We are currently working between the BMW garage and first entrance into Bartley Way. Next week we will be moving the site down to between Bartley Way and the roundabout.

 


Update 8 May 2018

We are now 108 metres away from the BMW dealership and have laid 824 metres of new pipeline to date. Work is  going well and the overall project is progressing to plan.

In order to ensure the safety of the travelling public and our construction crew we continue working under two way traffic light control. 

We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out.


Update 30 April 2018

Work on the project is continuing to progress well after the junction of Griffin Way South and Station Road and we have now crossed the road adjacent to the BMW dealership’s entrance.

We will continue working under two way lights for the next fortnight as we work towards the junction with Bartley Way.

We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out.


Update 24 April 2018

Our work continues at the junction of Griffin Way South and Station Road where three-way traffic lights will remain in place until Friday. We will then be switching to two-way traffic lights along Griffin Way South as we work towards the BMW dealership’s entrance.

This area is heavily congested with other utilities so this section is taking longer than the others while we avoid these pipes and cables.

We would like to thank local residents and motorists for your ongoing patience and understanding.


Update 11 April 2018

We are currently working at the junction of Griffin Way South and Station Road. This area is heavily congested with other utility pipes so this section is taking longer than the other sections as we avoid these pipes.

Traffic lights are in place and will continue to be manually controlled at peak times to keep traffic flowing through Hook and off the M3 roundabout.

We would like to thank local residents and motorists for your ongoing patience and understanding.


Update 22 March 2018

We continue to make good progress along Griffin Way South and our working area is currently located between the railway bridge and the Bartley Way Roundabout.

During the rest of this week and next week we will be laying the new pipe towards the Bartley Way Roundabout and we expect to finish short of the roundabout before we demobilise for the Easter bank holiday.

When we return on Tuesday 3 April, we will be setting up our site to lay the new pipeline at the junction of Station Road and Griffin Way South. Traffic lights will be in place here. We are doing this work in the school holidays
when there are fewer cars on the road.

We would urge local residents and motorists to allow extra time for your journeys.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation.


Update 13 March 2018

We currently have three-way traffic lights in place while we reinstate the section of Griffin Way South at the junction with Wild Herons.

This week we are laying the new pipe under the railway bridge past this junction and we hope to have this reinstated by the middle of next week. Once this section is complete, we will be working towards the Bartley Way roundabout.

We will be temporarily de-mobilising the site on Thursday 29 March for the Easter bank holiday and will return on Tuesday 3 April to the Griffin Way South and Station Road junction. We will be switching our working area to this junction to utilise the Easter school holidays to minimise disruption at this junction and carry out this work while there are fewer cars on the road. We will then continue to lay the new pipe towards the Bartley Way Roundabout.

Thank you to the local community for your continued patience while this important project takes place.


Update 27 February 2018

We have made good progress and the gang on site are reaching the junction of Wild Herons. This week we will be continuing to lay the new pipe towards the railway bridge.

On Monday (5 March) we will be starting work underneath the railway bridge. We expect to be here for a week before moving towards Bartley Way Roundabout.

We will keep you updated on our progress.


Update 13 February 2018

We have now laid the new pipeline at the subway crossing section and we have reinstated this area.

The traffic lights will now be switching to the left hand lane moving towards the junction of Bow Field. We expect to reach this junction at the end of this week or beginning of next week, depending on the progress we make.

Thank you to local residents and motorists for your ongoing patience and cooperation.


Update 6 February 2018

Work is progressing well and we are now laying our section of pipe at the subway crossing between the junctions of Ravenscroft and Bow Field.

Due to the subway structure, we expect this section of the project to take slightly longer.

We are hoping to move back into the road later this week dependent on progress at the subway crossing.

So far, we have laid over 180 metres of the new pipeline.


Update 25 January 2018

We have now laid the first 100 metres of our new pipe in the verge next to Griffin Way South and successfully connected this section to our existing water network.

This week, we will be reinstating the verge before we move into the road at the end of this week. We will be working between Ravenscroft and the subway crossing.


Update 15 January 2018    

Last week we carried out work to set up our site as well as our compound near Bartley Way. We have also prepared the area to connect the first section of pipeline to our existing network. This connection will take place between 11am and 2pm this Thursday.

This week we will continue laying the new pipeline towards the junction of Ravenscroft.

Thank you to local residents and motorists for your patience while this important project takes place. We will keep you updated on our progress. 


Update 3 January 2018

Work on our scheme to lay a new 1.4 kilometre pipe along Griffin Way South starts on Monday with traffic lights in place.

Please allow extra time for your journeys as traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Griffin Way South and Four Acre Coppice.

A map with our estimated dates for each section of the project can be viewed here.

Map with estimated dates - northern section

Map with estimated dates - southern section


Update 12 December 2017

Thank you to those of who you were able to attend our drop-in session on Wednesday 29 November.

We gathered really useful information which we will be using during the project.

We will keep you updated on our progress throughout the scheme on this page.

A map with estimated dates showing each of our sections is now on this page and this will be kept updated as the scheme progresses.


Update November 2017

Our project team will be holding a drop-in session for local businesses and residents to find out more about the scheme and answer any concerns you may have.

This will take place between 5pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday 29 November at Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, RG27 9NN.

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