Thames Water sewer works on Blagrave Street in Reading are expected to finish this weekend, two weeks earlier than anticipated.

Drainage engineers have been working in and around Blagrave Street since the beginning of July, replacing a damaged sewer pipe which is located over eight metres below the surface.

The sewer suffered a collapse last December but it took six months until plans were put in place to instigate a repair. The head of programme delivery at Thames water Andrew Popple said:

“This has been a particularly difficult job due to the depth of the sewer and the fact it is located on such a busy junction.

“We’d like to thank people for their patience while this work has been done and hope those affected feel they have been kept informed as our work has progressed.”

The road is now due to reopen on the 11th of November.

MP for Reading east, Rob Wilson said:

“This has been a major piece of emergency work and Thames Water has managed to get this done with the least amount of disruption possible.

“To finish early is a real credit as the engineers have been faced with an incredibly complex job.”

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