MARTINS HERON junction will be being worked on after the discovery of a large water leak.

The junction is currently the subject of development, and traffic lights will be in place from Sunday February 25 for an unspecified amount of time, after workers discovered a massive leak. 

The A329 London Road is the road that runs from Bracknell Forest Council's offices right down to the Heatherwood Hospital, and the junction that will be closed is crews sort the water leak. 

A large leak has been discovered, and currently water is now being pumped out to stop the road from flooding. 

The source of the leak has not yet been discovered, though it is believed to be beneath the circulatory carriageway between Long Hill Road and the roundabout at the bottom of the road. 

While work is going on to fix the leak, there will be four-way traffic lights which will be in operation for 24 hours a day. 

Commuters are advised to find alternative routes around the problem, as this is expected to cause significant delays on the road. 

Nick Rose, Transport engineering manager, said: "During work to improve capacity at Martins heron junction, a large leak has been discovered, meaning we have to dig up the road to locate and fix the leak as soon as possible.

"The junction will remain open, and four way traffic lights will be in operation but motorists are warned to expect delays. We can’t assess how long the work will take, until we determine the size of the leak.

"We have given advance notice of this work to afford a few days notice to the general public, to enable drivers, and local businesses time to make alternate travel plans."