Phase 1: Feltham Town Centre traffic and transport improvements
Scheme progress update
Works are ongoing and some areas are already complete, the following sections are still to be completed and reopen for public use in the coming months. These include:
- New Road: footway to be completed to enable pedestrians to use the new footway. Estimated date: August 2020
- Pedestrian ramps from new bus stops to new station entrance complete. Estimated date: October 2020
- New Road junction complete: Estimated date: Autumn 2020
- Hounslow Road open to two-way traffic. Estimated date: Autumn 2020
- Final phase 1 completion – By end 2020.
Implications of the coronavirus on progress of works
Work is continuing on the upgrade to the highway and rail infrastructure around Feltham station. These works are classed as essential infrastructure improvements and being carried out in line with government guidance in respect to Covid-19, and relevant industry best practice around ensuring social distancing by workers, and appropriate cleansing arrangements for equipment and plant.
This requirement to work differently is having an impact on the pace of work onsite. There are also implications for the supply of labour, materials and plant from some supply chain partners which may cause further delays to the completion of some sections. Some utility companies have stopped all non-emergency works which will prevent progress on some key tasks.
There is a possibility that further restrictions on construction may be announced by government which, if introduced would cause further delays to the time scales provided below.
Network Rail scheme overview
Network Rail is currently building a new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge that will replace the level crossing and provide a step-free assessible route over the railway at Bedfont Lane.
The work is continuing and due to be completed by the end of 2020. If this changes due to the current situation, Network Rail will update the public accordingly. Updates to the project are available at: www.networkrail.co.uk/feltham.
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.
The level crossing was permanently closed in March 2019, this has allowed Network Rail to extend the station platforms.
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 open in one direction southbound towards the town centre and there is a pedestrian route along Hounslow Road.
The partial 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.
While these works are taking place, you can register for updates here or if you have an urgent query you can contact us on the following phone number: 020 8583 2000.
Hounslow Road closure
Hounslow Road is partially closed to traffic in one direction north bound between Hanworth Road and New Road. Traffic is now able to travel southbound over the bridge and there is a pedestrian route over along Hounslow Road.
Northbound traffic, including buses, is being diverted via and Hanworth Road and Harlington Road East. These diversions may cause 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 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.