Hard Ings Road Improvement Scheme

Hard Ings Newsletter No 28

08 June 2020

Newsletter No 28. Week commencing Monday 8th June. Weeks 56 - 57. (First published Friday 5th June)

Welcome to newsletter number 28 providing you with information regarding the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme in Keighley.

Progress, the past 2 weeks 

We have successfully completed the new surfacing and road markings to the A629 and Beechcliffe Roundabout! These works were primarily undertaken throughout the night from Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th May to minimise distruption to traffic. This has resulted in a large amount of traffic management equipment now being withdrawn.

Planing off the old surfacing. 

Surfacing in progess.

White lining in action, and the finished results.

Works to the new northern footpath are progressing well, with the footpath now clearly defining the new alignment and width of Hard Ings Road. Over the past two weeks, we have continued installation of the new infrastructure and apparatus for BT Openreach. These works will ultimately facilitate the excavation of the old footpath and the construction of the new carriageway through the scheme.

We are pleased to confirm that all street lighting is now in place and the majority of road signs have been erected.

The new footpath along the northern flank. 

All street lighting and the majority of road signs are now installed. 

The next 2 weeks 

The northern flank of the scheme will remain our focus for the next two weeks. This is in addition to some minor works which must be undertaken on Skipton Road, between Beechcliffe Roundabout and Cliffe Castle Roundabout, including alterations to the traffic island adjacent to Cliffe Castle Roundabout and installation of infrastructure works for the new 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/

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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