As per our project timeline, the first phase of works took place last year, and we have now began works for a new bridge and pedestrian crossing. We are aiming for the bridges to be lifted in at the [end of April/early May], after which these pedestrian bridges will be opened up for people to use.
Given that our site is currently separated from the rest of the community by the rail lines and a very busy and intensely circulated Manor Road, we have entitled the first phase of our works ‘Bridging Communities’, because it will mainly consist of delivering the infrastructure elements of our masterplan, namely two footbridges and one road bridge.
As a result of our extensive public consultation and engagement programme, we have also agreed to deliver a pedestrian crossing on Manor Road to serve pupils attending Gainsborough School and generally improve safety along this busy road. This will also be delivered during this current phase of work.
Below you will find detailed diagrams of planned works and traffic management for the footbridges – the Northern one at West Ham Station at the Southern one at Milner Road.
Further to this a detailed Construction Management Plan has been developed by Berkeley Homes and approved by London Borough of Newham, again setting the strict guidelines in which works will be carried out. We will manage construction traffic with lane closures, where necessary, rather than whole road closures, to minimize impact on our neighbours and traffic flows in the area. The only time in which any road will be fully closed for cars is when the bridge decks are being lifted in overnight – however, we will be updating residents about this separately and in due time.
Aside from adhering to the strictest regulations with regards to health and safety, we remain committed to working with the local community, and most importantly our neighbours to ensure that any disruption from the works is minimised. With this in mind, our site working times are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 1pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: No works without prior approval from Newham Council