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Market Place to close for investigative work

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Market Place in Wokingham. Picture: Phil Creighton

Wokingham’s town centre faces a fortnight of closures from tonight  as part of a project to rejuvenate this part of the town centre next year.

The topographical surveys are planned on Peach Street, Denmark Street and across Market Place.

Traffic control measures will be used during the work, which is expected to take up to two weeks, and include a mixture of road, footpath and lane closures depending on the area being surveyed that night. Wokingham Borough Council said that there will be no digging.

Restaurants and pubs in the town centre, plus shops and takeaways, will be open as normal and not affected during the work, which is planned for 8pm and 6am each night.

Access will be maintained for residents and businesses at all times, however there may be short periods of between five and 10 minutes when this is not possible if the survey is mapping that specific area.

The Town Council project seeks to improve the Market Place to reduce the prominence of traffic in favour of pedestrians and to enhance its overall look. It says that the results from these topographical  surveys will help direct this work.

These plans are separate to Wokingham Borough Council’s major town centre regeneration.

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