Work Begins on New Road Layout in Northolt

Part of plan to encourage active travel around Mandeville Road

A visualisation of the new road layout
A visualisation of the new road layout. Picture: Ealing Council

July 4, 2024

Work has started on a £1.3million highways project in Northolt, which will see a range of changes including dedicated 2-way cycle tracks, shared footpaths, new crossings and better access to the village green.

The council says that the planned road works on Mandeville Road are a major part of the broader  Visions for Northolt project and ‘connected Northolt’. These schemes aim to boost active travel in the area and provide improvements that will make a difference to all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

The changes include new pedestrian and cyclist crossings, wider cycle and footways new stretches of protected cycle lane, new signage for routes and landmarks, accessibility improvements to bus stops and new planting and rainwater capture to improve air quality and biodiversity.

The shopping area will have some new paving and 30-minute stop and shop parking bays will be introduced.

More details of the plans are available on this link.

The council says they were formed with extensive input from local people with more than 700 responding to a consultation last spring.

Highway engineers are hoping to minimise disruption during the implementation of the plan.

The initial phase of the work will be managed by cordoning off construction areas and narrowing traffic lanes. There are no plans to close any part of Mandeville Road, although pedestrian access may be limited on one side to safely cordon off construction spots.

Before work began, the council’s highways team wrote to businesses and residents notifying them of the work. There will be further engagement with businesses that may be temporarily affected by construction outside shops, planned for early autumn.

As the projects progresses, some local side roads may need to be closed for a few hours during the day but affected residents will be notified in advance. Any impact of the work will be minimised by extending working hours or working overnight if required. 

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