Last updated:

8th July 2024

Current project status

The construction process has been carefully divided into three distinct phases. Each phase will be carried out one at a time, allowing us to manage the project in a systematic manner and minimise disruptions to the community.

Phase two

We are now into phase two of the crossroad improvement project.

Finchampstead Road is now closed from Wild Acres Rest Home to the crossroads but access to Avery car park and adjacent shops will remain open from the Wild Acres Rest Home.

Nine Mile Ride is now closed from the junction of Wick Hill Lane to the crossroads.

Access will be maintained to residential properties within the closure.

Further details on the road closure and diversion routes can be found below and signage will be in place along the diversion routes.

Current time scales for the project

With any project of this scale, it is difficult to provide set dates as there are so many variables. As we saw in phase one, things like the weather and the discovery of unknown existing pipework, means we need to adapt and make changes and come up with alternative solutions.

However, we thought it would be helpful if we provided some key upcoming dates we are currently working to, with the understanding that these may change.

The majority of phase two works are due to be completed by early to mid August. However, some aspects of phase two, like resurfacing and lining works, are due to be completed overnight under a road closure during phase three.

We plan to have an additional team joining the project on 24 June, which will allow us to start phase three drainage works earlier than planned, while our current team are working on the phase two programme.  

We aim to reopen the crossroads early to mid August, with temporary traffic lights remaining in place, but this is subject to change. The majority of works are due to be completed by 2 September but some aspects, including some overnight resurfacing and linings works, are currently due to take place between early to mid September.

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