Newsletter No 18. Week Commencing Monday 5th April. First published Friday 2nd April 2021.
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.
**As the COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country gradually ease, we are expecting to see an increase in the number of vehicles passing through the junction. We kindly ask road users and pedestrians to continue practicing social distancing around the site and being considerate of other drivers when passing the temporary traffic management measures.**
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
Works were started as planned for the Yorkshire Water valve installation on New Line opposite the entrance to New Line Retail Park. Weekend work was undertaken to advance works and minimise the length of time taken to carry out these works during weekdays. We are pleased to say this has been successful in reducing the number of weekdays taken to complete these works, as operations in this area were complete two days ahead of schedule.
At the retail park, we are undertaking ongoing works to demolish the end unit to create additional parking spaces and space for the new bin store.
We are pleased to say paving to the new Farmfoods car park is now complete. Topsoil has been placed and seeding/planting will be undertaken when in season.
Further up New Line we have been continuing to install the road crossings and connections of ducting for the high-voltage and low-voltage power cable diversions close to Asda. We are pleased to say the ducting required for Phase One is now complete with cabling operations due to commence mid-April.
On Harrogate Road, we have also completed the diversion of Virgin Media apparatus in the area outside Costa and KFC.
Finally, passers-by will notice a significant change in the P-Loop area with the installation of filter drains now complete and further works to the reformation of the road underway.
The next two weeks
In the next two weeks, we are looking forward to surfacing the new road in the P-Loop and the widened area of Harrogate Road, and also to commencing enabling works for the service diversions along Harrogate Road.
On New Line, we will advance road widening operations from Farmfoods down to Sunnyside Day Nursery, initially commencing the enabling works for the diversion of the gas main. We will also continue the demolition of the end unit on New Line Retail Park.
An egg-cellent surprise for children at Bradford Royal Infirmary
Operatives at Greengates and team members from Howard Civil Engineering's head office have helped make sure patients on the Children's Ward at Bradford Royal Infirmary have a cracking Easter this year, by donating over 50 easter eggs!
"We hope these eggs help bring a smile to the faces of children spending Easter in hospital," said community liaison officer Sophie Henderson. "It isn't nice at the best of times but this year, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe it is especially important to spread a little more kindness!"
If you would like to donate Easter Eggs or play/craft equipment to the children's ward at Bradford Hospitals, please contact Bradford Hospitals' Charity by clicking the button below.
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. 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. 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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