Work begins on the rail route to the east
Traffic will be temporarily diverted in village
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
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.
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