Greengates Junction

Greengates Junction Newsletter No 9

11 December 2020

Newsletter No 9. Week Commencing Monday 16th November. First published Friday 13th November 2020.

This newsletter is to provide you with an update on the Greengates Junction Improvement works.

Please note new 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 have completed the gas diversion on New Line opposite Asda which has enabled us to recommence the construction of the garden walls and footpaths in this area.

Over the past two weeks we have completed the majority of work to the CoreGym and Greggs car park including the relocation of the bin store, the construction of a new boundary wall, the realignment of traffic islands and new surfacing.

We have made significant progress in the deconstruction of the high-level stone wall on New Line opposite the cenotaph. This stone will be cleaned and reused to form the new retaining wall along this road. 

This deconstruction has enabled us to commence the removal of approximately 3,000 tonnes of earth and other material. 

We have been installing ducting and further surface water drainage in the P-Loop area and have partially completed the northern boundary wall. Only the copings remain outstanding on this wall at the back of the P-Loop.

The next two weeks

Over the next two weeks, we will be aiming to complete the construction of the gardens walls and footpath on New Line opposite Asda, finish the paving to the traffic islands in the CoreGym and Greggs car park, and undertake road marking to delineate parking bays in this area. 

Further down New Line, opposite the cenotaph, we will commence bulk excavation works and start road widening works in anticipation of major service diversions. 

Inside the P-Loop area, we will continue forming the road and footpaths which will be ready to tie into the existing road on Harrogate Road and New Line once services have been successfully diverted. 

Traffic Management

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. 

Howard Civil Engineering in the community 

We were honoured to join members of the Greengates community in a two-minute silence at Greengates cenotaph on Wednesday. For two minutes, we paused all operations and took a moment to pay our respects.

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 Brendan O'Hara (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 or contact 07793654086.

To contact a member of Bradford Council, please contact David Aspinall via email at

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