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.
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.