Newsletter No 26. Week Commencing Monday 12th July. First published Friday 23rd July 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.
Progress, the past two weeks
Over the past two weeks, we have continued the installation of the ducting required to complete the third and final phase of service diversions and traffic signal control cables around the junction. Lighting columns and street signs for the second and third major surfacing operations are also in place.
The second phase of Yorkshire Water's work to renew and divert the watermain along Harrogate Road, outside Greengates Primary School, is progressing well and on-schedule.
On Harrogate Road, Virgin Media have constructed an additional chamber at the top of Carr Bottom Road and continued the diversion of their cables and infrastructure around the corner of Costa leading to CoreGym.
We have also completed drainage kerb installation around this corner, along with the footpath formation. This footpath will now be used to access the businesses in this area as we progress with the excavations for road widening on Harrogate Road.
On New Line, opposite Asda, we are working to finalise the road formation and prepare for surfacing.
Outside Greengates House and further down New Line, outside New Line Retail Park and Sunnyside Day nursery, we have also completed the reconstruction of the boundary walls.
The next two weeks
Moving forward, we will continue with the installation of the ducting required for the third phase of diversions and traffic control signals.
Yorkshire Water will progress with the second phase of their diversion. This will see the works pass beyond Carr Bottom Lane towards Stockhill Road. As the road narrows in this area, please be aware that a two-way traffic flow will not be maintained through this stretch of road. Temporary five-way traffic lights will be installed on Monday 26th July, which will be monitored 24/7 to ensure timings are adjusted depending on traffic flow.
Further along Harrogate Road, we will continue road widening operations from the corner of Costa to the entrance of CoreGym. This will include the removal of a further 800 tonnes of spoil which will be replaced with a similar quantity of various types of granular material. This will then be placed and compacted in layers to form the final sub-base to the road. We will also complete the final road and footpath formation and surfacing in this area.
We will also progress earthworks on New Line, from the entrance of Farmfoods and around the corner leading down to Sunnyside Day Nursery.
Howard Civil Engineering in the Bradford community
10 members of the Howard Civil Engineering team are putting their physical and mental stamina to the test later this month as they take on the Tough Mudder challenge for Mind in Bradford!
We are hoping to raise £3,000 for Mind in Bradford, a mental health charity helping people who are struggling with emotional and mental health problems across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
We will be partaking in the Yorkshire Tough Mudder 5K on Saturday 31st July. If you would like to help us support Mind in Bradford, please sponsor our team!
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. Their traffic engineers continue to work with us to make the required adjustments to the traffic lights to balance the queues and make it as fair as we can for all motorists. 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, 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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