Work is continuing on the upgrade to the highway and rail infrastructure around Feltham station, despite the difficulties presented by Covid-19.
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, but the council still expects completion this year.
Cllr Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “We understand the importance of getting this vital infrastructure upgrade completed and available for public use as soon as possible. The Council and our contractors are therefore doing everything possible to keep works progressing during this difficult time. Assuming we can find workable solutions to some of the problems the current situation is causing, we still hope to see significant progress in the coming months and to complete works this calendar year.”
On the highway improvements around the station (known as Phase 1), works are ongoing and sections will finish and reopen for public use in the coming months, with all works complete by end 2020. On the highway improvement works to the High Street (Phase 2), the contractor delivering these works has currently paused works across London, but works are expected to resume in May, with completion also by end 2020.
Works to implement an additional pedestrian bridge alongside Hounslow road (known as phase 3) are currently being scoped in further detail. It is hoped that these works could start summer 2021.