Work be­gins on the rail route to the east

Traf­fic will be tem­po­rar­ily di­verted in vil­lage

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell

WORK on a ma­jor new rail line through a vil­lage has started this month with traf­fic routes set to change tem­po­rar­ily.

Net­work Rail is un­der­tak­ing work in Iver on be­half of Cross­rail, the new rail­way line which links Read­ing and Heathrow west of London with ar­eas to the east, mak­ing trav­el­ling from one side of the cap­i­tal faster and with­out the need to change trains.

Iver is one of the ar­eas through which the line

Day­time iron­work

On­go­ing – Tues­day 21 passes and work is tak­ing place which means that traf­fic will be tem­po­rar­ily be di­verted so that it can pro­ceed.

A new bridge is be­ing put in place in Thor­ney Lane South, and while this is be­ing built, a tem­po­rary bridge has al­ready been in­stalled.

Work this month and next will in­clude paint­ing new road mark­ings, se­cur­ing new bridge deck plates and open­ing a new tem­po­rary road.

Ve­hi­cle and pedes­trian traf­fic is be­ing moved over from Thor­ney Lane South on to a nearby tem­po­rary road from Mon­day and,

Prepa­ra­tion work fol­lowed by slurry treat­ment to the foot­way. be­cause of this, new road mark­ings are be­ing painted op­po­site Bathurst Walk and op­po­site the business park road.

The work will take place out­side nor­mal work­ing hours to min­imise dis­rup­tion, and Net­work Rail say that it an­tic­i­pates this to be a quiet and fast op­er­a­tion, to be com­pleted over night on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 26 be­tween 8pm and 6am the fol­low­ing morn­ing to avoid any con­fu­sion.

Matthew Steele, who is pro­gramme di­rec­tor for Cross­rail at Net­work Rail said: “Cross­rail is one of the most im­por­tant projects

Slurry treat­ment to the foot­way. that Net­work Rail is work­ing on and prom­ises to de­liver huge im­prove­ments to rail trans­port in Slough, South Buck­ing­hamshire and across the route.

“The project team are com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing th­ese im­por­tant works ef­fi­ciently and in part­ner­ship with the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.”

Net­work Rail says that it is brief­ing all staff and con­trac­tors on site to be con­sid­er­ate to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

De­tails of fur­ther work to take place later this year will be re­leased at a later date.

Photo by Mal­colm Bowey

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