Work to build the route began on 4 December 2017 and will last approximately 52 weeks.
The work currently involves some lane closures on the northbound carriageway. Working hours on the site are 7:30am to 5:30pm (later if light allows). Where possible the lane closures will be restricted to 7:30am to 3:30pm, although some will need to remain in place 24/7.
New Town Row junction
Temporary traffic signals have been installed to allow for work on the junction. They will be switched on in the week beginning 9 April.
Between Newtown Middleway and Milton Street (in verge area)
In the week beginning 9 April, the kerb and gulley will be built out to make space for the cycleway at Milton Street.
- Eight trees have been removed. These will be replaced locally this winter.
- The top layer of soil and grass has been removed and stone gravel has been laid.
- Cycleway edging has been installed and tarmac base course laid in preparation for the blue tarmac surface.
- A street light has been moved out of the path of the cycleway.
Between Lozells Road and Chain Walk (in verge and existing footpath areas)
- The top layer of soil and grass has been removed from the verge, and the existing footway has been excavated. Stone gravel has been laid.
- Cycleway edging has been installed and tarmac base laid in preparation for the blue tarmac surface.
- Trees between Chain Walk and Wilson Street have been trimmed.
Between Salisbury Road and Heathfield Road
In the week beginning 9 April, kerbs and edgings will continue to be installed.
- Work has started to change the layout of the turning space on Salisbury Road, to make space for the cycleway. The kerbs and footpaths at the ends of Salisbury Road, Hatfield Road and New Inn Roads have been moved.
- Verge between Salisbury Road and Hatfield Road and the footway next to Hatfield Road has been excavated. Cycleway edging, stone gravel and tarmac base have been laid, in preparation for the blue tarmac surface.
- The verge between Wilson Road and New Inn Road has been excavated and a slab installed support the remaining verge area.
- Splay kerbs (a small slope between surfaces at different heights) have started to be installed, creating a buffer between the cycleway and the footpath and road.