We'll shortly be starting work to replace our water pipes on Hyde End Road. The new plastic pipes are much stronger and will ensure that we provide a more reliable service.
How long will it take?
Due to works along Basingstoke Road overrunning we have had to reschedule works. Our new start date is Monday 9 April and we plan to finish on Friday 20 July.
How you’re affected?
This work will be done under a road closure, starting at the northern end of the scheme from outside number 31 working in the direction towards Winston Close. There will be no through road from Shinfield Meadows Development to Dobbies either way.
Access will be maintained for residents, bin collections and emergency vehicles. This will be dependent on which side of the road closure we will be working on at the time.
A free shuttle bus will be in operation at the Fullbrook Avenue stop. This will run from Fullbrook Avenue, onto Hyde End Road, then Basingstoke Road, across the A33 (using the bus gate), onto Mereoak Lane and then into the Park and Ride.
The return trip will be the reverse of the route. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes between 7am and 7pm.
Details will also be on the Reading buses website closer to the time.
There are a variety of tickets available; the Reading Urban area tickets will allow passengers to use the Greenwave services and the Leopard 10 to Shinfield. For passengers who have purchased a Reading Buses SimplyWokingham period pass, these passes will be valid on the Greenwave services for passengers using the shuttle bus, for the duration the shuttle bus is in operation.
Reading & Wokingham coaches
Alternative coach stops have been agreed. The team will be in contact with the affected schools. Details will also be provided on their facebook page.
An alternative bus stop will be available along Basingstoke Road, affected schools and parents will be contacted by their coach companies’ with an update.
Pedestrian access will also be maintained along Hyde End Road.
If you would like more information, talk to our team on site as they’re always happy to help, or call us on 0800 316 9800, selecting option one and quoting the reference number BB241658.
If you are a business customer you may wish to contact your Retailer for any additional information relating to our work.