Hounslow Road in Feltham will reopen in one direction between New Road and Hanworth Road, southbound towards the town centre on Sunday 1 December.
Published: Tuesday, 26th November 2019
The highway improvement project, which started in May 2018, will continue into next year but the partial reopening of Hounslow Road is expected to ease congestion faced by people during the course of the works.
The pedestrian route towards Feltham Station and the town centre has been reintroduced over Hounslow Road making it easier for commuters and visitors to access these areas. 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 permanent signals are installed next year.
Hounslow Highways is continuing construction of the scheme with Hounslow Road due to fully reopen in 2020. The widening of the highway of Longford Bridge will also be completed next year.
The finished scheme will include widening of Hounslow Road to provide a left turn lane into Hanworth Road; new signals at the New Road/Hounslow Road junction and new bus stops in Hounslow Road connecting to the station.
Following the partial reopening of Hounslow Road bus diversion routes will change. Further information on bus routes and where to catch your bus can be found by visiting www.hounslow.gov.uk/felthamworks.
Mark Frost, Hounslow Council’s Assistant Director for Transport, Parking and Environmental Strategy, said: “We would like to thank all residents, businesses and visitors to Feltham for their patience and understanding during these essential improvement works.
“The improvements to Feltham’s highways and infrastructure will see a town centre that is fit for the future, with less congestion, safer crossings and better public areas.
“While improvement work continues Feltham is very much open for business. Please continue to support your local shops during this time of change.”
Overall, £30m of investment in Feltham has been spearheaded by Hounslow Council with support from key partners including Transport for London and Network Rail, who requested the closure of the former level crossing. This has enabled them to extend the platforms at Feltham Station to make way for ten-car trains to open all doors at the station.
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.
Coinciding with the partial reopening of Hounslow Road, construction work in High Street outside The Centre will also be completed by 1 December.
Improvements include new push button pedestrian crossings; extended bus and cycle lanes on both sides of High Street and renewed footway and street lighting.
Construction further along High Street between The Centre and Browells Lane is expected to be completed in December.
Work around the Browells Lane junction will be completed by the end of November after which Transport for London will install new signals at the junction. Until these are operational, the temporary signals remain in use.
For full details of the works and to sign up for regular updates, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/Felthamworks