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Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme Blog

News and updates on the Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme in Thatcham

The Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is a scheme to build a surface water retaining bund to significantly reduce the flood risk to over 250 properties to the south of Tull Way in Thatcham.

We'll upload news and weekly updates here as the scheme progresses.

For any questions, comments or further information, get in touch with the Highways Projects Team.



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Tull Way FAS Update - Before Work Starts

Written on: 12-5-2017

The project starts on Monday 15 May 2017.

We have appointed Jacksons Civil Engineering as the main contractor following a competitive tender process to deliver this project. The scheme comprises the construction of an earth bund the north of Tull Way to retain surface water at times of severe rainfall, and an outlet structure to control flow through the existing system of culverts. The scheme has been designed to provide significant flood protection to surrounding properties, and has been designed to take into account the effects of future climate change.

In order to construct a safe access into the site there will be a lane closure on Tull Way with temporary traffic signals from the 15 May to the 24 May between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Meanwhile, footpath COLD/4/3 in Cold Ash (see the map below) between footpath COLD/1/1 and Tull Way will be closed until the Autumn. The alternative route is via Ashmore Green Road and Footpath COLD/2/1 and COLD/1/3.

Cold Ash Footpath Map
Cold Ash Footpath Map