Newsletter No 22. Week Commencing Monday 31st May. First published Friday 28th May 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
Over the past two weeks, we have commenced the installation of the rainwater attenuation system on New Line opposite Asda and the P-Loop area.
We have also continued to install ducting in the road crossings and divert services. Some of these works were undertaken during the previous two weekends to minimise disruption during the working week.
On New Line, widening works are ongoing from the corner of Farmfoods down to Sunnyside Day nursery.
The next two weeks
Over the next two weeks, we are hoping to complete the installation of the new rainwater attenuation system on New Line. Road widening operations will continue along New Line, leading from Farmfoods to Sunnyside Day Nursery.
We will also continue the installation of ducting in the road crossings which will enable us to progress with service diversions in these areas.
Please note we will be commencing phase two of the high and low voltage cable diversions on Tuesday 1st June. Footpath closures and pedestrian diversions will be required to facilitate this, in addition to the suspension of the bus stop on Harrogate Road outside Greengates Primary School (pictured above).
HCE in the local community
A few members of the Howard Civil Engineering team volunteered a couple of hours of their weekend to paint recycled pallets and cable drums at Greengates Primary School, and now they look fantastic. Amazing effort, everyone!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 07793654086.
To contact a member of Bradford Council, please contact David Aspinall via email at email@example.com.
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