HCE to commence work on congested Bradford junction

07 July 2020

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to have been awarded a contract to undertake road improvement works to a major junction in Bradford. We were selected as the main contractor by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for the highly anticipated Harrogate Road and New Line junction (Greengates junction) improvement scheme in Greengates following our successful work on the Hard Ings Road improvement scheme in Keighley. Our team is currently gearing up ready to commence work on Monday 27th July.

The scheme’s community liaison officer, Sophie Henderson, commented: “This is a complex scheme that needs to be managed sympathetically with regards to the many interfaces with residents, businesses and local service providers. As successfully achieved on the Hard Ings Road improvement scheme, liaising with our stakeholders throughout the contract will remain our number one priority.

“We are working closely with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to ensure members of the local community remain well-informed of how the scheme and how it will develop. This will include fortnightly e-newsletters from Howard Civil Engineering, updating local residents and businesses on anticipated roadworks, traffic management and potential delays.”

Harrogate Road is a key commuter route between Bradford, Rawdon and Harrogate, and is also the primary access between Bradford and Leeds Bradford Airport in Yeadon. New Line is a main route between Keighley, Bingley, Shipley, and Leeds.

The project will see Howard Civil Engineering undertake major improvements to the existing junction in Greengates including widening the existing highway on all four arms of the junction, signal upgrades and a P-loop. Cyclists and pedestrians will also benefit from the scheme with the addition of new cycle lanes, pedestrian islands, and more controlled crossings.

The Harrogate Road and New Line junction improvement scheme has received investment through 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. Alongside the funding from the Leeds City Region LEP Growth Deal, the scheme has also been funded by developer contributions.

Works are scheduled to last a total of 64 weeks. Head to to subscribe to Howard Civil Engineering’s fortnightly newsletter.

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