Traffic and Highways

The construction of Crossrail required numerous temporary traffic management measures and highway works of differing duration and impact that were delivered through a number of different Crossrail contractors.  In addition Crossrail’s construction required the use of approved lorry routes by which heavy goods vehicles ferried material to and from the worksites. The traffic and transport impacts of these and related activities were assessed in the Crossrail environmental statement.   As set out in the Crossrail Construction Code special coordination meetings known as Traffic Liaison Groups (TLGs) consisting inter alia the local highway authority, emergency services representatives, Crossrail contractors and Transport for London were established to help co-ordinate works and minimise disruption to highway users.

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Traffic Liaison Groups

Topic area: Traffic and Highways

As part of the project Crossrail agreed to set up regular Traffic Liaison Group meetings to coordinate works and review traffic management proposals for with each Local Authority. This paper outlines why and how the groups were run. The lessons learned are identified and the paper would be of benefit to any major proje...

09/07/2018 Micro-report

Crossrail Lorry Routes

Topic area: Traffic and Highways

Due to the size and complexity of the Crossrail project, it was decided to try and mitigate traffic issues by liaising with the affected London boroughs from the outset. Approved lorry routes were agreed with each of the London boroughs where Crossrail construction sites were required. The routes agreed with each of th...

09/07/2018 Good Practice Document

Crossrail HGV Movement Data

Topic area: Logistics

The dataset below provides all the data collected from a sample of the main central project sites on the movement in and out of site by HGVs. The data is broken down by date and material being moved. A set of sample dashboards from a selection of stations shafts and portals is included to demonstrate how Crossrail util...

17/08/2018 Dataset

HGV Movement at Crossrail’s Paddington Station

Topic area: Logistics

Paddington station has been used as an example to detail the controlled manner in which HGV lorry movements were managed during construction over a five year period. This paper provides a summary of the site construction, the HGV movement logged, and how that movement is linked to construction at the site. It also show...

09/07/2018 Micro-report