Newsletter No 14. Week Commencing Monday 8th February. First published Friday 5th February 2021.
This newsletter is to provide you with an update on the Greengates Junction Improvement works.
On Monday 4th January 2021 the UK Government ordered a national lockdown in England,but confirmed that the construction industry may continue as it has done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to assure you that, in line with government guidance, construction on Greengates junction will continue as normal.
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.
We have also been receiving reports of people interfering with the traffic management measures in place, including moving cones and taking down signs. A member of the public has recently suffered an injury as a consequence of this and we urge members of the community to please keep in mind that it is illegal to tamper with traffic management measures. Doing so puts our workforce and other members of the public at risk.
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
Work to divert the water main on New Line, opposite the P-loop area, has been continuing to progress over the past two weeks. The works have advanced towards Farmfoods, crossing Harrogate Road. To minimise disruption, we have also been installing low-voltage power ducting across Harrogate Road while these works water main diversion works are ongoing.
A significant amount of progress has been made to the new retaining wall along the Farmfoods boundary.
Over in the P-loop area, operatives have continued to form the new road. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, this area has required remedial work to remove saturated materials. Additionally, the installation of kerbing has been placed on hold as we endeavour to source materials which are in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please rest assured every effort is being made to overcome these hurdles and work towards the installation of tarmac surfacing in the P-loop area.
The next two weeks
Work to divert the water main to the southern section of New Line opposite the P-Loop will continue over the next two weeks. We will also commence enabling works for the diversion of low-voltage and high-voltage cables in this area.
Following the progress made on the new retaining wall along the Farmfoods boundary, we will commence the setting of copings on the wall and advance the paving and landscaping of the Farmfoods car park.
Further down New Line, we will commence the required adaptations to the New Line retail park including extending the retaining walls and parking areas outside Boots and Subway.
In the P-loop area, we will continue remedial work to remove saturated materials and form the new road.
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 2020, 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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