MORE essential electrical maintenance means several Woodley roads will be closed over the coming months.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) will start the second phase of the £3m project on Nightingale Road on Monday, following repairs to Loddon Bridge Road earlier this year.

Works are expected to continue throughout August, with renovations on Coppice Road set to be completed by September 12.

Wokingham Road, Darlington Avenue and Clivedale road are all expected to be closed to allow excavations to be carried out.

David Zirpins, project manager, said: “This latest phase sees the reinforcement of existing power supplies, with future-proofing along the same route and this will require excavations on some streets during the works.

"As with all street work excavations, some disruption is unavoidable and SSEN would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may cause.

“We will, of course, do all we can to minimise the disruption and will reinstate the road excavations once the works have been completed.

“In September, there will be short duration works to enable the installation and jointing of the power cables, following which resurfacing works will be carried out.”

Residents and businesses in the immediate area of these works have been notified.

The schedule for the works are as follows:

• 24 July to 18 August – Nightingale Road

• 24 July to 24 August – Wokingham Road (at the junction of Loddon Bridge Road to Sutcliffe Avenue)

• 17 August to 31 August – Dartington Avenue

• 23 August to 8 September – Clivedale Road

• 25 August to 12 September – Coppice Road