Friday, 15 May 2015

Whiteknights Road Reservoir ground investigation works

Thought this might be of interest to people living in the vicinity of Whiteknights Road Reservoir:

"Re -Whiteknights Road Reservoir Ground Investigation Works at Mockbeggar Allotments

I am writing to advise you of proposed ground investigation works programmed to take place on Whiteknights Road on the footway adjacent to the Mockbeggar Allotment site and on the road embankment within the allotment site.

These ground investigation works are required in order to determine the stability of the embankment which forms part of the Whiteknights Reservoir. Whiteknights Reservoir is located within the University of Reading grounds and borders Whiteknights Road and the Borough boundary.

The Reservoirs Act 1975 sets out requirements on the Statutory Undertakers of the reservoir to carry out an inspection every 10 years by the ‘Inspection Engineer’, who is appointed to the All Reservoirs Panel. Reading Borough Council has been determined as one of the Statutory Undertakers of the Reservoir, as set out in the Act due to the RBC public highway road running above the downstream reservoir earth embankment and the downstream slope boarding the Mockbeggar Allotment site.

The trial hole and investigation works are programmed to take 3 days and will commence on Monday morning 18th May at 9:30 am under traffic signal control. The signals will operate until 3pm at the latest when the road will be fully opened up to all traffic. Please refer to the trial hole location plan attached.

Advance notice boards will shortly be erected on site, letters have been sent to the allotment tenants, (copy attached for your information), and Reading Buses have also been advised. There will be some minor disruption during the investigation works within the allotments, but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Streetcare Services Manager

Highways | DENS

Reading Borough Council

19 Bennet Road, Reading, RG2 0QX

0118 937 2138 (72138)

0771 516 7880 (87497)


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