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Peach Street closure overnight this Sunday

Peach Street closure overnight this Sunday

09 June 2017

Next Monday (June 12) will see the reopening of Peach Street into two lanes as main demolition works are now complete.

The lane was closed for fifteen weeks at the end of February to allow the Peach Street buildings closest to the highway to be demolished safely. Work has progressed well and the restriction will be removed overnight on Sunday (11 June).

In order to remove the safety barriers from Peach Street the road will need to be completely closed overnight, from the junction with Easthampstead Road to Market Place, from 10pm on Sunday until 6am on Monday (12 June).

The following westbound diversion route will be in place:

Via Easthampstead Road, Heathlands Road, Nine Mile Ride, Sandhurst Road, Finchampstead Road, Molly Millars Lane, Barkham Road, Station Approach, Reading Road, Shute End

Eastbound routes are unaffected by this closure.

As advertised in February the temporary closure of Luckley Path will remain in place whilst the northern Peach Street footpath is closed. This closure reflects the increased pedestrian footfall using the remaining footpath and is expected to be lifted in spring 2018 when the northern footpath is reinstated. The restriction will continue to be monitored by the council and removed when appropriate.

Bernie Pich, head of regeneration at Wokingham Borough Council, said: "We set a tight programme for ourselves as we wanted to make sure the road was closed for the minimal time possible and Dawnus, our main contractor, has worked hard to achieve it.

"The development has been progressing really well and there's always something new happening on site. We've already started work on digging out and laying the new foundations and expect to start installing the structural steelworks at the end of June. We're putting up solid hoardings around the site to better protect the rest of Peach Street from noise and dust during the build process, but people will still be able to come along and see what's happening from our new viewing area at the far end of Bush Walk."


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