Phase 1: Feltham Town Centre traffic and transport improvements
Partial closure of Hounslow Road for three nights from Tuesday 19 May
Between the following dates:
- 10pm on Tuesday 19 May and 5am on Wednesday 20 May
- 10pm on Wednesday 20 May and 5am on Thursday 21 May
- 10pm on Thursday 21 May and 5am on Friday 22 May
Hounslow Road will be closed to all vehicles (except for access for residents) between its junction with New Road and its junction with Fern Grove. The is to enable Sky and Virgin to lower their ducts in this area.
Vehicular access to Feltham Station, Station Estate Road and Feltham town centre will be via Bedfont Lane. Vehicular diversion routes will be adapted for the night closure. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
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.
Scheme progress update
Works are ongoing and the community will start seeing sections finish and reopen for public use in the coming months. These include:
- Bridge House pond footpath complete and reopened May 2020.
- Hounslow Road: opening both lanes southbound towards Feltham beyond the bridge to allow traffic to turn left into Hanworth Road and go straight ahead into High Street. Estimated date: May/June 2020
- Longford bridge western side: to enable pedestrians to walk on the western side (please note for a short time the eastern footway will be closed for pedestrians). Estimated date: Summer 2020
- Completion of Longford Bridge: which will allow the bridge to be open to two-way traffic and removal of the temporary traffic lights on Bedfont Lane. Estimated date: Summer 2020
- Pedestrian ramps from new bus stops to new station entrance complete. Estimated date: Summer 2020
- Hounslow Road: western side, footway to be completed to enable pedestrians to use the new footway. Estimated date: Summer 2020
- Hanworth Road junction complete (but still under temporary traffic lights until the Hounslow Road reopens to two-way traffic): Estimated date: Summer 2020
- New Road: footway to be completed to enable pedestrians to use the new footway. Estimated date: Autumn 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.
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.