Howard Civil Engineering were awarded Main Contractors of the Harrogate Road/New Line junction improvement scheme, known locally as Greengates Junction, by Bradford Council in March 2020.
Harrogate Road is a key commuter route between Bradford, Rawdon and Harrogate, and is also the primary access between Bradford and Leeds Bradford Airport in Yeadon. New Line is a main route between Keighley, Shipley, Bingley and Leeds.
The road had long been considered one of the most congested in the district.
This project will see us undertake major improvements to the existing junction in Greengates including widening the existing highway on all four arms of the junction, signal upgrades and a P-loop. Cyclists and pedestrians will also benefit from the scheme with the addition of new cycle lanes, pedestrian islands and more controlled crossings.
New trees and grass verges will increase green space around the junction. Where trees need to be removed, new ones will be planted to replace them at other locations within the scheme and nearby.
This is a highly complex scheme due to the large amount of residential properties, service providers and businesses which could be negatively affected by the construction phase if not managed sympathetically.
The Harrogate Road and New Line junction improvement scheme has received investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region. This scheme was awarded funding in 2015. Alongside the funding from the Leeds City Region LEP Growth Deal, the scheme has also been funded by developer contributions.
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