An advanced warning for roadworks in Wokingham in the New Year has been issued as a utilities company seeks to install a new water main.

South East Water will be conducting the works working in Glebelands Road, Warren House Road, Keephatch Road and Wiltshire Road for approximately 10 weeks.

The project will begin on Tuesday, January 4.

According to traffic works site, work will begin in Glebelands Road, where priority boards will be put in place between its junctions of Cedar Close and Harding Close, which will last until Friday, January 7.

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Priority boards will be imposed in Warren House Road between its junctions with Benning Way and Ashridge Road from January 24 to January 28.

The measures will also be in place in Keephatch Road between its junctions with Piggott Road and Wheeler Avenue from Thursday, January 27 to Thursday, February 3.

Later on, the priority boards will be back in Keephatch Road between its junctions with Budge’s Road and Budge’s Cottages from Tuesday, February 8 to Monday, February 14.

It is understood the priority boards will be in effect from 7.30am to 5pm on each day the work takes place.

A lane closure will be required in Wiltshire Road at its junction with Rectory Road from Tuesday, March 1 to Friday, March 4.

The lane closure is being imposed to protect motorists and pedestrians from the working area, and is expected to run from 7.30am to 5pm each day.

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Jeremy Dufour, South East Water project manager, said: “In order to keep everyone safe, we need to close the lane at the junction of Rectory Road and Wiltshire Road.

“We know this is one of the main routes out of Wokingham and we’re very sorry for any disruption this may cause.

“A clearly-signed diversion route, as agreed by the local Highways team, will be in place during this time.”

The project involves digging so that South East Water can find the best route to install a new water main later this year.

Once the digging has taken place, the company will write to neighbours to inform them of the chosen route for the new water main, which it hopes to begin in summer 2022.