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Maintaining roadside grips – daytime closures

Maintaining roadside grips – daytime closures

01 March 2017
Grips help drain water from roads

Wokingham Borough Council will be re-cutting highways drainage grips on certain roads across the borough, between now (December) and February.

A highway grip is a shallow channel connecting the edge of the highway to a roadside ditch. It drains rain water from the road into the ditch, and is usually found in rural locations.


The borough council re-cuts these grips annually as part of its drainage maintenance programme. Because of the width of the roads they need be closed to through-traffic to safeguard the engineers working at the edge of the highway, but these closures will take place daytime off peak.


As this is a rolling programme of closures, subject to change, it is difficult to list the dates below when each road is due to be done.  However advance notice signs will go up on approach roads, and a diversion route will be signposted while the work is being done.

Vehicle access will be maintained to properties within the closures, but there may be occasions when residents are asked to wait or use the diversion.

The work is due to take place in these parishes and locations (excluding 24 December to 1 January):



Carters Hill, Park Corner Lane, Greensward Lane and Castle Hill



Commonfield Lane



Park Lane, Landsend Lane and Beggars Hill Road



White Horse Lane, Church Lane, Lower Sandhurst Road, Dell Road Biggs Lane, Cricket Hill, the Ridges and Park Lane



Poplar Lane, Pound Lane, Broad Common Road, Broad Common Lane, Islandstone Lane, Nelsons Lane, Lines Road, Dunt Ave, Green Lane, Little Hill Road, Carters Hill, Sandford Lane and Park Lane, (Whistley Mill Lane)



Remenham Lane, Aston Lane, Remenham and Remenham Church Lane



Croft Road, Pump Lane, Ryeish lane, Hyde End Lane, Great Lea, Clappers Farm Lane, Lambwood Hill Lane, Bloomfield Hatch Lane and Kybes Lane



Priest Hill (Farley Hill), Bunces Shaw (Farley Hill), Church Lane (Farley Hill), Sandpit Lane, Nutbean Lane, School Lane, Devils Highway, Trowes Lane, Sun Lane, Spring Lane Charlton Lane, Bull Lane, Barge Lane, Kingsbridge Hill and Lambs Lane



Highfield Road, Hatchgate Lane, Warren Row Road, Milley Lane and Kentons Lane


Wokingham Without

Redlake Lane


Wokingham Borough Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

If this work is likely to cause a major difficulty or concern, or you have any queries, are disabled or have special needs, then please contact the borough council on (0118) 974 6000.