Wokingham Today

Market Place work to focus on Denmark Street


WORK on regenerati­ng Market Place will, from tomorrow, switch to Denmark Street – and residents of Langboroug­h Road will be delighted to learn that the road will be reopened.

The £3.8million joint borough and town council Market Place Improvemen­ts project is replacing the poor quality, root damaged paving, cluttered street scene and inconvenie­nt bus lane with a smart, new look that is pedestrian-friendly and perfect to support a flourishin­g market, successful shops and bustling outdoor living.

Broad Street’s re-opening was delayed because of the volume of issues undergroun­d that have had to be repaired and rectified. It is now expected that the project will be complete in July.

Cllr Keith Baker, Wokingham Borough Council executive member for highways and transport, said: “We understand the stress and frustratio­n these works have caused and we apologise for the disturbanc­e to people lives and businesses.

“When Broad Street reopens, the temporary traffic light arrangemen­ts on Rose Street will also be removed.

“However, people should be are aware that, as part of the Elms Field project it will be necessary to carry out work on the lower end of Denmark Street between Langboroug­h Road and Wellington Road, the detail of this is currently being worked out and will be notified at the appropriat­e time.”

Wokingham Town Council produces regular newsletter­s and updates on the Market Place Improvemen­t Project. To sign up to receive these call Wokingham Town Clerk Jan Nowecki on 0118 978 3185.

There is also a monthly drop-in session on the last Friday of each month. Due to Easter falling in March, the next will be tomorrow from 10am to noon, in Wokingham Town Hall.

n Balfour Beatty will be carrying out works in Market Place on Saturday between 8am and 6pm. They will be using noisy machinery, but a noise monitor will be on site at all times.

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