Another milestone has been reached at our Hard Ings Road site for Bradford Council.
Last Friday, we laid the first area of surfacing around Beechcliffe Roundabout in just a single day. The decision was taken to complete the works within one 12-hour period in order to minimize the period of traffic congestion caused by the widened safe working zone required for our operatives and equipment. Additional newsletters were published to over 900 subscribers in advance of the work to warn road users of the predicted increased congestion.
This tight deadline required a lot of detailed planning and coordination, but it is a challenge that was carried out successfully and safely, with traffic around the roundabout returning to normal ahead of the weekend.
We commenced the works to widen Hard Ings Road and install an additional lane at Beechcliffe Roundabout in May this year. The resultant reduced congestion along this main thoroughfare between Keighley to Bradford is set to increase investment opportunities in the area and increase economic growth.
The scheme for the Hard Ings Road is being developed by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC). The scheme has received investment through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund as part of 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.