Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 25

24 April 2020

Newsletter No 25. Week commencing Monday 27th April. Weeks 50 - 51. (First published Friday 24th April)

Welcome to newsletter number 25 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks

We are continuing earthworks, kerbs, kerb drainage, gully connections, edging, and footpath construction along Hard Ings Road in various sections. We have now completed the deep drainage through Coronation Business Park to MH 12 and connected this into the previously installed attenuation system.

Kerb channels, edging and footpath construction at Hard Ings Motor Company. 

Kerb channel edging and footpath ready for asphalt at Texaco and Keighley Cougars.

Kerb edging and footpath construction at Keighley Cricket Club. 

Compeletion of drainage and reinstatement at Coronation Business Park.

Completion of earthworks to formation at Fibreline.

The next 2 weeks

We will be working on the last of the deep drainage, which will see it installed through the ambulance station junction. This will be the completion of all the deep drainage on the Northern flank of the scheme.

Users of Hard Ings Road should be aware of the special TM that will be utilised at this junction to facilitate the installation of the drainage and also a narrowing of the west bound carriageway at the junction of Hard Ings and Royds Way to facilitate the installation of the new kerbs and tie into the existing.

We are also trying to re-programme the surfacing to Beechcliffe Roundabout and the A629, which was postponed due to Covid 19. Presently this is looking likely to be mid to late May, subject to confirmation and approval.  

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

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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