Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 24

10 April 2020

Newsletter No 24. Week commencing Monday 13th April. Weeks 48 - 49. (First published Friday 10th April)

Welcome to newsletter number 24 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks

We have been making good progress on drainage and earthworks in the past two weeks. We have also completed the preparatory works for the final surfacing to Beechcliffe Roundabout and the A629, however as we made you aware in our last newsletter, surfacing works have been suspended until further notice. Street lighting works to the A629 and Beechcliffe Roundabout have also been completed.

Ongoing earthworks outside the cricket club and Fibreline.



We're continuing earthworks and kerbing outside Hard Ings Motor Company and Keighley Cougars.


Completed diversion works for Northern Power Grid and Virgin Media. 

New street lighting installed on Beechcliffe Roundabout.

The next 2 weeks

Continuation of the main drainage works
Earthworks to facilitate the new footpath construction and road widening
Construction of the new footpath including kerbing
Installation of ducting and conduits for BT Openreach and Traffic Signals

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/

Praise for Hard Ings amid Covid-19 Interruptions

We are thrilled to have received praise for our ongoing work at Hard Ings Road amid COVID-19 interruptions by our client, Bradford Council.

Commenting on how we are approaching challenges posed by COVID-19 on site, David Aspinall - Project Manager of the site for Bradford Council - said he 'would like to praise Howard Civil Engineering and the site team in particular for the way in which [we] are coping despite the many pressures that COVID-19 is putting on all of us.’

He also stated that he has ‘been particularly impressed by the neatness and tidiness of the site and the general good organisation resulting in work that is as efficient as it could be in the circumstances’ and recognised that ‘it must be a very uncertain time for all of the site team from Howard Civil Engineering down to the cleaning team, but everyone is keeping going and staying positive.'

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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