Phase 1: Feltham Town Centre Traffic and Transport Improvements
Update: Longford River Bridge and Hounslow Road Night closures
Due to the strong winds and heavy rain forecasted over the weekend, the proposed highway works and road closure programmed for Saturday 15 February has been postponed until the following Saturday (21 February). The proposed work and road closure for the gas connection will still take place from Monday evening onwards as detailed below.
Between the following dates:
- 9pm on Monday 17 February until 5am on Tuesday 18 February
- 9pm on Tuesday 18 February until 5am on Wednesday 19 February
- 9pm on Wednesday 19 February until 5am on Thursday 20 February
- 9pm on Saturday 22 February until and 5am on Sunday 23 February – rearranged date
The Longford River Bridge, Hanworth Road junction and Hounslow Road will be closed to vehicles between Bedfont Lane and New Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected and the eastern footway across the Longford River will remain open at all times. This is to enable Cadent Gas to complete a gas connection within the junction.
On all nights, vehicular access, in and out of Feltham Station, will be maintained until the final train leaves Feltham train station, 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.
Hounslow Road is open in one direction towards the town centre
Hounslow Road has reopened in one direction between New Road and Hanworth Road, southbound towards the town centre.
There is a pedestrian route over Hounslow Road, enabling people to walk from New Road into the town centre. Traffic will continue to be controlled by temporary traffic signals at the New Road junction and at the Hanworth Road junction. These signals will be in place until the permanent signals are installed.
Hounslow Highways is continuing construction of the scheme. Hounslow Road is due to fully reopen in 2020. The widening of Longford Bridge will also be completed next year.
Changes to bus routes and stops
Following the partial reopening of Hounslow Road, bus diversion routes have changed.
All bus routes through Feltham (apart from the 490) now travel southbound on their original route along Hounslow Road (instead of Browells Lane).
Northbound buses remain on their diversion route via Hanworth Road and Harlington Road East. The 490 is still on diversion in both directions and does not serve Feltham Station.
There are also changes to the bus stops in High Street. The northbound bus stop (stop G) outside Halifax and the southbound bus stop (stop H) outside New Chapel Square are open. The northbound bus stop (stop J) outside Tennessee Chicken is permanently closed.
Further information on bus routes and where to catch your bus can be found here.
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 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.
Network Rail scheme overview
The closure of the level crossing earlier this year has enabled Network Rail to extend the platforms at Feltham Station to allow 10-car trains to open all doors at the station. The extended platforms are now in use.
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 new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
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 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.