Nine weeks of roadworks between Hurst and Winnersh are set to begin on Monday, May 13 – including temporary traffic lights and a road closure.

Gas network SGN is working to replace old metal gas pipes with plastic ones, according to Wokingham Borough Council.

It means that rolling temporary traffic lights will be in place between Lines Road and Dinton Pastures, south of Hurst.

There is also set to be a road closure on Church Hill, near Saint Nicholas Church, between June 3 and June 21.

Wokingham Borough Council says access will be maintained wherever possible for residents and businesses during the closure.

The roadworks come as SGN is also replacing its gas pipes along Nine Mile Ride in the south of the borough. This work is set to last until the end of August – with rolling temporary traffic lights between New Wokingham Road and the railway bridge near Bramshill Forest.

SGN said the work needs to take place 'following multiple leaks' in its gas network. It says the replacement will allow it to 'provide a safe and reliable gas supply and to minimise the risk of further leaks.'