The Ridges in Finchampstead will be closed for up to a year to repair a collapsed section of road. A closure has been in place since last month after a section of the road began to collapse.
After extensive assessment by engineers on Wokingham Borough Council’s behalf, work to carry out repairs will likely take place later this year, between the Finchampstead war memorial and Dell Road. The road is next to a steep hill, which is moving and could cause the road to collapse further.
Further investigations into the collapse will continue over the next few months. These will look at the underlying road structure, drainage systems in the area and underlying earth structure in the area.
A road closure has been put in place between the junction with Jubilee Road, near the Finchampstead war memorial, and the Lower Wokingham Road/Wellingtonia Avenue roundabout. The diversion route is Lower Wokingham Road, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead Road and Jubilee Road, or this route in reverse. Access will be maintained for residents living in the area.
You can read more details on Wokingham Borough Council’s news site.