TO HELP ensure that Wokingham town’s Market Place regeneration is finished by Sunday, August 19 – and to reduce closure of Broad Street from four weeks to just one – overnight works will take place this week.
As a result, Peach Street and Broad Street will be CLOSED for three nights to allow surfacing works to take place on Denmark Street.
Affected residents have been sent a letter by Balfour Beattie setting out the plans.
Peach Street will be closed just after the junction of Easthampstead Road – traffic wanting to get to Carnival Pool roundabout will be able to use Langborough Road, while traffic wanting to get to Shute End will be able to use Cross Street and Rose Street.
The closures take place on Wednesday, August 15, Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 from 8pm through to 5.30am and the information was sent to The Wokingham Paper after we had gone to press with our August 9 edition.
The letter, from Balfour Beattie’s project manager Vinay Roopun, noted: “A Balfour Beatty supervisor will be in attendance on site throughout the night.
“We do understand that night work can possibly be disruptive and would like to take this opportunity to express in advance our apologies for any inconvenience caused and would also like to thank all affected for being patient with us while we undertake these complex works.”
When Denmark Street reopens on Sunday, August 19, Broad Street by the town hall will close for a week to enable new pavements to be installed outside the new Peach Place shops. It had originally been planned to take four weeks.
Cllr Philip Mirfin, executive member for regeneration, said: “We announced last month our intention to close the section of Broad Street between Costa and Rose Street to through traffic for up to four weeks.
“We have been looking at options to see if there is an alternative. And I am pleased to say, we will now only close Broad Street for one week from August 19 to August 25.
“This work will be completed by the end of the month and the road fully opened before the end of the school holidays.”