At Bridge House Pond, the retaining wall is complete. The bricklayers are laying the brick facing for the wall.
In this section of Hounslow Road, statutory utilities including BT are currently being lowered to the new road level.
Adjacent to Lidl, work is continuing on the retaining walls. The brickwork is complete on the outer face of the ramp leading down from the new bus stop to the new entrance into the station. Work is continuing in creating the retaining wall at the junction of New Road, which will form part of the widened junction.
In the northern section of Hounslow Road, statutory utilities are currently being lowered to the new road level. Due to the number of different providers (BT, Sky, Virgin, electricity) and their proximity to each other, each service needs to be moved separately by each company to avoid any damage
Adjacent to the Network Rail depot, work has started to construct the wall for the ramp leading to the new station access.
At the Longford River Bridge, widening is complete on the St Catherine’s side of the bridge, and work has started on the McDonalds side. Piling to support the new bridge deck has started, and it is expected that the beams that will form part of the new bridge deck will be lifted in around the end of May.
At Bridge House Pond, work has begun to widen the road to create a new left turn lane into Hanworth Road. From Bridge House pond the piling machine can be seen driving the piles into the ground to create the new retaining wall which will eventually support the new road.
As part of the work, we uncovered the two air raid shelters that we knew were in the embankment. Find out more: History uncovered during Feltham road works.
Work has also started on constructing a concrete retaining wall at the junction of Hanworth Road and Hounslow Road.
Adjacent to Lidl, work has started to widen the road to create a new bus stop for the 285 and 490 bus routes. This will link into a new pedestrian ramp down to a new entrance into the station.
Adjacent to the Network Rail depot, the embankment has been cleared ready to start the road widening. This will create a new southbound bus stop for the 285 and 490 routes and a new pedestrian ramp that will go through the existing arch under the road, linking to the new entrance into the station.
At the Longford River Bridge, work has commenced to widen the bridge to provide a new right turn lane over the bridge towards Hanworth Road and new cycle lanes in each direction. To provide a dry, safe, working environment, the Longford River has been dammed. No wildlife has been affected by the damming of the river and in fact, nesting birds were spotted near the dam.
Construction is continuing on the St Catherine’s House side of the road; the new bridge deck and walls are in place. Work is ongoing to relocate the existing utility services (gas, electricity and telecommunications) that run under the old footway to under the new footway. Bricklayers have started building brick walls on the road side and river side of the bridge, so that the new Longford Bridge will have a similar appearance as the existing bridge.