Phase 1: Feltham Town Centre Traffic and Transport Improvements
Longford River Bridge Night Closures
Between 9pm on Friday 8 November and 5am on Saturday 9 November, the Longford River Bridge will be closed to vehicles between Bedfont Lane and Hanworth Road. Vehicular access from Hanworth Road, in and out of Feltham Station, will be maintained until the final train leaves Feltham train station at approximately, 12:45am. It will then reopen ahead of the first train at 5:00am. Emergency access will be provided throughout.
Vehicle diversion routes will be adapted for the night closure.
Pedestrian access will not be affected.
From Monday 18 November until Saturday 23 November night time closures will also be in place. This is to allow Sky, Virgin and SSE to lower their utilities in the area and reduce the carriageway levels.
This means that between 9pm and 5am the following day, the Longford River Bridge will be closed to vehicles between Bedfont Lane and Hanworth Road. Vehicular access from Hanworth Road, in and out of Feltham Station, will be maintained until the final train leaves Feltham train station at approximately, 12:45am. It will then reopen ahead of the first train at 5:00am. Emergency access will be provided throughout.
Vehicle diversion routes will be adapted for the night closures.
Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Reopening of Hounslow Road Bridge
Due to slower than hoped for progress by utility companies during July and August, the bridge unfortunately cannot open until later in the year. The council and our contractors are working as hard as possible to secure a reopening of the bridge at the very least in one direction as soon as possible, and hopefully before the Christmas period.
To achieve this, we require all utility companies, and particularly Affinity Water, Virgin Media and British Telecommunication to adhere to their agreed scope of works and timetable.
Network Rail has closed the level crossing on Bedfont Lane and is extending the platforms at that end of the station to accommodate 10 carriage trains.
A new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge is being constructed by Network Rail and is expected to be completed by December 2020.
To facilitate the closing of the level crossing, the council is changing the surrounding highway and upgrading pedestrian, cycle and bus facilities in the town centre. These improvements will ensure that the closure of the level crossing has minimal impact on the surrounding roads and improves road safety for all road users.
To enable these improvements to be made, Hounslow Road (between New Road and Hanworth Road) is currently closed to all traffic and pedestrians and it is expected to reopen in Autumn 2019.
The temporary road closure is enabling us to:
- widen Hounslow Road to provide a left turn lane into Hanworth Road and new bus stops
- widen the highway over Longford River
- introduce traffic signals at the New Road junction with Hounslow Road
- carry out improvements to the Hanworth Road / Hounslow Road junction.
Network Rail Scheme overview
Work is ongoing to complete the extension of the platforms to allow ten-car trains to stop fully (open all doors) and to deliver a new, fully accessible, combined cycle-pedestrian footbridge at the site of the former crossing which will provide people with continued step-free access between Bedfont Lane and Feltham Town Centre. All improvements will be complete by December 2020.
To minimise any impact upon the rail service, some works will be taking place over night. For information on upcoming night works please visit www.networkrail.co.uk/feltham. Network Rail will endeavour to keep disturbances to lineside neighbours to a minimum, but if planned night works are expected to be especially noisy, they will send out advanced notifications.
Current pedestrian access over the railway at Bedfont Lane
To cross the railway, pedestrians can use the temporary stepped footbridge. For those requiring step-free access, this is available through the station via a bridge pass system and the lifts are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge is installed. We advise that only those who require step-free access use this route. Please speak to a member of staff at Feltham Station for more information.
The temporary footbridge and the step free access through the station will remain in place until the bridge is constructed.
Hounslow Road closure
Hounslow Road is partially closed to traffic and pedestrians between Hanworth Road and New Road.
Town centre traffic, including buses, is being diverted via Browells Lane and Hanworth Road. These diversions cause significant delays during peak travel times.
Residents and visitors are advised to revise their route, travelling at different times of the day or using a different route if they do not need to access the town centre. Pedestrian access to all shops and business is being maintained.
You can download a leaflet with key information about diversions, changes to routes and more information.
You can download a map which shows where to catch your bus.
You can download a plan showing the works
Check before you travel
To avoid delays, view the junction of Uxbridge Road and Browells Lane on the Jam Cam by searching for Feltham.
Future key dates
Hounslow Road is expected to reopen in Autumn 2019. Watch out for updates on this page and through our social media accounts over the coming weeks.