Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 27

22 May 2020

Newsletter No 27. Week commencing Monday 25th May. Weeks 54 - 55. (First published Friday 22nd May)

Welcome to newsletter number 27 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks

We have progressed the construction of the northern footpath along Hard Ings Road from Royds Way towards the Ambulance Station junction, which is really starting to make a visual difference to the alignment of Hard Ings Road! The last two weeks have seen the successful installation of new kerbs, kerb drainage, road gullies, street signs and lighting columns. Earthworks and subbase construction layers have continued in advance of and then following kerb and kerb drainage installation. This work has enabled the binder surface course to be laid in the footpath from Royds Way to Coronation Business Park.
We have also been heavily focussed on Beechcliffe Roundabout and the A629, where new traffic signs have been installed, footpaths reinstated, and new surfacing to the pedestrian islands laid. We are currently undertaking cold milling and resurfacing to the carriageway, and this is on schedule to be completed this weekend. This weekend will also see the installation of new road markings and a reduction in the traffic management on the A629 and Beechcliffe Roundabout.

Binder surfacing at the A629 central island and the north footpath along Hard Ings Road.

Completed cold milling works to the A629, and surfacing to Beechcliffe Roundabout.

Further surfacing to Beechcliffe Roundabout.

Kerb drainage and channel installation at Fibreline. 

We've also completed the North East footpath near Beechcliffe Roundabout. 

The next 2 weeks

Moving forward, we will continue work on the northern flank of Hard Ings Road and extend the new footpath towards Bradford Road Roundabout. The works will again include earthworks, subbase construction layers, kerb drainage, kerbs, tactile paving, road gullies, street signs, lighting columns, traffic signal infrastructure and BT infrastructure.

Please note that certain elements of the BT works will see Hard Ings Road narrowed to one lane using temporary traffic lights. As ever, we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption these works may cause, but please note that elements of these works are completed by BT’s own contractors and are subsequently we are dependent on their availability.
We apologise for any inconvenience but, as ever, we are extremely grateful for your patience and understanding whilst the scheme continues.  

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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