Newsletter No 10. Week Commencing Monday 30th November. First published Friday 26th November 2020.
This newsletter is to provide you with an update on the Greengates Junction Improvement works.
Please note traffic management measures remain in place at Greengates junction to enable us to work on all four arms of the junction. Please plan your journey accordingly if you are passing through the junction.
Additionally, we are aware that a small number of road users are making dangerous manoeuvres around the traffic management measures which jeopardise the safety of others. Should you witness any dangerous or illegal manoeuvres, please report these directly to West Yorkshire Police.
Howard Civil Engineering and Bradford Council would like to thank those who are driving safely through the junction. Your continued patience and understanding as we undertake improvement works are greatly appreciated.
Progress, the past two weeks
We are pleased to say we have completed the reconstruction of garden walls along New Line opposite Asda and are looking forward to reinstating the private footpaths in these gardens in the weeks to follow.
We have also largely completed work to the CoreGym and Greggs car park including surfacing, white lining, paving to the islands, and topsoiling.
Passers-by will notice a significant change to the Farmfoods corner of the junction as we continue to remove over 3000 tonnes of material! This will enable us to construct the new retaining wall foundations for the widened road on New Line.
In the P-loop area, we have continued to install ducting and further surface water drainage. An unknown gas service in this area has also been investigated, capped, and removed.
The next two weeks
Over the next two weeks, we will be making a start on reinstalling the footpaths in the private gardens of homes along New Line and commencing the diversion of the water main in this area.
Further down the road alongside Farmfoods, we will begin construction of the new retaining wall along the new boundary.
We will be aiming to complete work to the CoreGym and Greggs car park with a final operation to finish construction of the bin store.
Over in the P-loop area, we will be continuing to form the road and footpaths and completing drainage works, including the connection to the main sewer.
Please note current traffic management measures along Harrogate Road have been relocated closer to the arm of the junction to close off the existing Farmfoods entrance while we undertake removal works on this corner. As of Sunday 18th October, roads have been reduced to two lanes in all directions to enable us to progress with ongoing junction widening works. We anticipate that these traffic management measures will be in place for the foreseeable future, certainly throughout the Christmas period. Please allow extra time for travel when passing through the junction.
Howard Civil Engineering have worked alongside Bradford Council to ascertain the most efficient traffic management measures to enable us to complete the junction improvement works with the highest consideration for safety of our operatives, road users and pedestrians. We apologise in advance for any disruption and delays which you may encounter as a result of these works and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Your site contacts
There are several ways you can contact the site team to report faults, voice any concerns or ask any questions you may have.
The HRNL Junction Improvement Scheme is managed by the following members of our experienced and highly approachable team: Tony Kilbane (Contracts Manager), Simon Doling (Site Agent), Mick Bottomley (Site Supervisor) and Fahd Mahmood (Site Engineer). Please rest assured there will always be a representative on site during working hours should you have you questions about the scheme.
To contact Howard Civil Engineering remotely, please contact your Community Liaison Officer, Sophie Henderson, at email@example.com or contact 07793654086.
To contact a member of Bradford Council, please contact David Aspinall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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