Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 26

08 May 2020

Newsletter No 26. Week commencing Monday 11th May. Weeks 52 - 53. (First published Friday 8th May)

Welcome to newsletter number 26 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks

We have been continuing carriageway widening works along Hard Ings Road, and the earthworks, road construction subbase layer, kerbing, kerb drainage and edging is starting to clearly define the alignment of the new carriageway and footpath.

We have now finished deep drainage works on the northern side of the scheme following the successful completion of the utility diversions works by others, and the subsequent completion of the last remaining run across the junction of the Ambulance Station to connect MH16 to MH15a.

We are installing British Telecom apparatus along the length of the scheme and have commenced installation of paving including tactile crossing points, both controlled (red), which is associated with push button crossing facilities yet to be installed, and uncontrolled (buff). 

Traffic signal equipment including ducts, chambers and NAL sockets are also being installed at the Ambulance Station Junction and the Keighley Cougars Emergency Access.

BT ducting and earthworks at Texaco.

Edging, footpath construction and kerbing at United Carpets.

Road construction subbase at Fibreline and allotments.
Edging, footpath construction and kerbing at United Carpets.

New kerbs and kerb drainage along Royd Way to Keighley Cricket Club. 

Red tactiles and urban traffic control equipment at Hard Ings Motor Company.

Traffic signal installation at the Ambulance Station junction.

The next 2 weeks

The works described above will continue during the next two weeks and we are hopeful that the footpath along Hard Ings Road will be continue to take shape, including the addition of street light columns and traffic signals and some surfacing.

Please note that the next surfacing visit, which was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic, has now been rescheduled for week commencing 18th May. The final carriageway surfacing to the A629 and Beechcliffe Roundabout will be undertaken between the 18th and 25th May at night-time to minimise impact on traffic.

To ensure work can be undertaken as safely as possible during this time the A629 will be closed in both directions, and Hard Ings Road will be narrowed to 1 lane from Lawkholme Lane to Cliff Castle Roundabout and controlled via temporary traffic lights. These traffic management restrictions will be in place from 19:30 to 06:00 each night from 18th May to 25th May. Please avoid the area if possible but expect delays if your journey is necessary and you cannot avoid Hard Ings Road, Beechcliffe Roundabout and the A629.  

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

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