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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.

pdf icon You can view the design drawing for the scheme online [1Mb].

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 - End of Week 13

Written on: 6-9-2017

This week most of the works were earthworks and testing. The materials from two stockpiles were spread on an open site for air-drying. Core trench was filled, compacted and tested for compliance with the specification.

Core trench which we had laid up to 4 layers by last week, we have now brought it up to the ground level (a total of 9 layers).

This week we also dug the formation for the control structure - followed by blinding the next day. This is the concrete surface that you can now see in the middle of the site.

Another core trench was also dug, filled and compacted for east embankment.

Watch this space for regular project updates where we will be keeping you up to date on all construction and introducing the project delivery team.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

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Tull Way Week 13 Image (1 of 2)
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Tull Way Week 13 Image (2 of 2)



 

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 12

Written on: 30-8-2017

This week we have been affected by the poor weather. However, on the promise of an Indian summer, we are optimistic on making more progress in the upcoming weeks.

We have laid more layers of the engineering material in the core trench that runs through the length of the core embankment. This was tested by the CET Technician and passed.

Watch this space for regular project updates where we will be keeping you up to date on all construction and introducing the rest of the project delivery team.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

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Tull Way FAS 250817
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Tull Way FAS 2 250817

 

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 11

Written on: 21-8-2017

This week we have laid four layers of the engineering material in the core trench that runs through the length of the earth embankment. The material was then tested by our CET technician.

As we wait on the result of the test, we are making progress air drying the stockpile in layers. We did this by raking and spreading the material in the stockpile's footprint. Next week, we are going to start constructing the control structure.

We had a photography drone on site.  It was used to take images and videos of the site and record our progress. We look forward to sharing the final images and video with you all.

Watch this space for regular project updates where we will be keeping you up to date on all construction and introducing the rest of the project delivery team.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

Tull Way FAS - End of Week 11
Tull Way FAS - End of Week 11
Tull Way Week 11
Tull Way Week 11

 

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 10

Written on: 11-8-2017

'Marking 10 years since the floods'

We have had an exciting week on site with some interesting visitors. To mark 10 years since the 2007 flood event that caused damage to 432 residential properties in central Thatcham, we held a site visit.

Invited to our site were some of the amazing supporters of the project; Richard Benyon MP, Thatcham Town Council, the Environment Agency, Greenham Trust, Thatcham Flood Forum and the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE).

Our visit was greeted by rain highlighting the importance of the project- an earth bund that will store 56,200m3 of water protecting 259 properties.

We are happy to be making progress and are hoping to make more progress next week when we are forecasted drier weather.

Watch this space for regular project updates where we will be keeping you up to date on all construction and introducing the project delivery team.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

Tull Way FAS Visit 1
Tull Way FAS Visit 1
Tull Way FAS Visit 2
Tull Way FAS Visit 2

 

 

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 9

Written on: 4-8-2017

Tull Way FAS Blog Image - 4 August 2017

This week, our site team has increased in number so there are more of us working hard to construct Tull Way FAS and reduce the flood risk to all the lovely people of Thatcham.

This week we have excavated a section of the key trench. We also placed four layers of the engineering material into the formation excavation ready for the control structure. This material was tested for density and moisture and passed - so we are feeling confident with the construction.

You should see the site looking nice and tidy when you drive by. We have cleared the old fencing, removed the vegetation and stripped the topsoil ready for the bund. We also received the delivery of reinforced steel this week ready for construction of the control structure.

Watch this space for regular project updates where we will be keeping you up to date on all construction and introducing the project delivery team.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.