Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 23

23 March 2020

Newsletter No 23. Week commencing Monday 23rd March. Weeks 46 - 47. (First published Friday 20th March)

Welcome to newsletter number 23 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Advance warning of A629 night time road closures 

Commencing the night of Monday 30th March, for a period of 7 nights, the A629 between Steeton Roundabout and Beechcliffe Roundabout will be closed in both directions from 7.30pm to 6am.
This is to enable the final surface layer of tarmac to be laid on the realigned section of the A629 and also around Beechcliffe Roundabout.
Beechcliffe roundabout and Hard Ings Road will remain open to traffic but temporary traffic signals will be in place on the roundabout to enable different lanes around the roundabout to be closed off as the work proceeds. 
To confirm, you will be able to travel from Cliffe Castle Roundabout, across the railway bridge, through Beechcliffe Roundabout and continue along Hard Ings Road, in both directions at all times.
Access to all businesses will remain open.
The junction of Royd Way and Hard Ings Road will be closed but you will be able to access Royd Way from Royd Ings Avenue
Access to the Hard Ings Retail Park will remain open through out the night.
Diversion signs will be in place to sign post the diversions.
During the day the A629 will be open as usual.
Following the surfacing, the A629 will be returned to 2 lanes.
We had hoped to change the current temporary traffic management phase on A629 to accommodate 2 lanes before this time but delays to the street lighting and crash barrier works have prevented this. 

Progress, the past 2 weeks 

The installation of street lighting columns and traffic barrier has continued on the A629 and Beechcliffe Roundabout, preparing for the surfacing visit in 10 days time.

We have completed the installation of the 900mm diameter pipes across the front of Texaco and are progressing the smaller diameter drainage across the cricket club entrance. 

We have commenced excavating for the new widened carriageway in front of the Hard Ings Motor Company land.  

The next 2 weeks

Continuation of the drainage in front of the cricket ground.
Further Northern Powergrid electricity cable diversion works.
Final preparation for surfacing works on the A629.
Excavating other areas on Hard Ings Road for carriageway widening.
Further street lighting and signs works.

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 Affected bus routes on Lawkholme Lane


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

Visiting the site is
Howard Civil Engineering Liaison Officer/Newsletter editor - Lucie Jones 0113 249 8569

Or contact me, Lucie Jones on Hard.Ings@howardcivileng.co.uk














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