RESIDENTS, businesses and stakeholders have been invited to attend a meeting to discuss three months of roadworks planned for next year.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is hosting an engagement event on November 25, to inform people about the essential works taking place from January to late March which will enable the development of residential properties on Reading’s Vastern Road.

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The event will be held at Caversham Baptist Church , 1 Prospect Street, Reading, RG4 8JB between 5:30pm– 7:30pm where attendees can talk to SSEN’s team about the diversion of underground cables and the relocation of the two substations at 55 Vastern Road to allow for the new building development on the site.

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Members of SSEN’s project team will be at the event to discuss the project which will commence in January 2020 with initial excavation works on Lynmouth Road and a section of Vastern Road to allow for the diversion of the underground cables.

The works on Lynmouth Road will be carried out under a temporary traffic management system on Lynmouth Road itself and part of Vastern Road in order to ensure the safety of road users, pedestrians and workers.

SSEN’s Project Manager, Emmanuel Aliu explained: “We’re holding this public engagement event some weeks ahead of these works beginning, as we want to make sure that we give any residents and road users in the vicinity of 55 Vastern Road the opportunity to talk to our team and raise any questions they might have about the works we are doing to accommodate this new development.

"The project and the traffic management system has been carefully planned to minimise disruption to road users and reduce any possible noise levels for local residents.

"We’d like to ask anyone who lives and works in the area to take the opportunity to drop in to our event on Monday 25 November.”

These planned works will run from January 2020 to late March 2020.

SSEN explained they will endeavour to carry out this required project with as minimal an impact as possible and fully understands the importance of minimising disruption, enhancing safety and enabling the provision of a safe and reliable supply for this future development.

Any impact on local traffic – as a result of these works – will be mainly on Vastern Road where a traffic management including a lane closure and temporary signals will be in place for a part of the project.

Dates of this system being in place will be issued nearer the time and those using the roads in the area are advised to check for latest updates on