Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 29

19 June 2020

Newsletter No 29. Week commencing Monday 22nd June. Weeks 58 - 59. (First published Friday 19th June)

Welcome to newsletter number 29 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks 

Our works have continued to the northern flank of the Hard Ings Road as we strive to meet the next planned asphalt surfacing visit at the start of July. We have completed kerbing, paving, street lighting, traffic signs and drainage connections along this section.

We are currently undertaking earthworks to the widened area of the road and laying the subbase layers to the carriageway widening and footway. These works will facilitate the northern carriageway widening and footway asphalt surfacing. Rest assured we are working with both Northern Powergrid and BT Openreach to ensure their diversion works are completed ahead of the next scheduled surfacing visit.

We have commenced some works on the traffic island adjacent Cliffe Castle Roundabout which will include some traffic signal duct and chamber works.

The next 2 weeks 

Preparing for the surfacing visit at the start of July will remain our focus and priority over the next fortnight.    

Affected bus routes on Lawkholme Lane 

The following diversions remain in place by the bus companies previously using the now closed Lawkholme Lane junction.
Hard Ings Road/Lawkholme Lane, Keighley - P23 Steeton Primary
Route P23 for Steeton Village Primary School will have an amended route. There will be no pick up on Lawkholme Lane.
AM: the bus will start at the bus stop on Skipton Road at East Avenue (08:22) then along Skipton Road to Devonshire Street and the usual route thereafter. Therefore the bus will not operate along Lawkholme Lane.
PM: as per the usual route from the school as far as the roundabout at Skipton Road/Hard Ings then continue along Skipton Road (16:10 at East Avenue) toward Devonshire Street and the usual route thereafter.
Those passengers who usually board or alight at the stops at the top of Lawkholme Lane near Hard Ings are advised to use the bus stop on Skipton Road at East Avenue.
This amendment will continue for the duration of the works at Hard Ings or until such time the turn restriction is lifted.
Details of all school bus diversions are also available at https://www.wymetro.com/schools/school-bus-service-changes-and-disruptions/
K17 Keighley Jets Service
The K17 service will have an amended route. It will not use Lawkholme Lane, beyond Bradford Street. It will also not use Royd Way and Royd Ings Avenue for the period of the Lawkholme Lane Closure.
A new stop will be in place near ASDA for the diverted route.
K17 Divert via Bradford Street, Brown Street, Bingley Street (Outbound temporary bus stop near ASDA), Bradford Road A6035 and Alston Road.
Details of all diversions are also available at https://www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-alerts/

Your site contacts

There are several ways you can contact the site team to report faults, concerns or comment.
The following staff members are based on site full time
Bradford Council Project Manager - David Aspinall Email hardingsroad@bradford.gov.uk
Howard Civil Engineering Project Manager - Simon Doling 07793 244495
Howard Civil Engineering Site Supervisor - Mick Bottomley 07872 188654
Howard Civil Engineering Contracts Manager - Tony Kilbane 07394 567341


Traffic Management Contractor’s 24 hour emergency call out number 01405 817733

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