Newsletter No 27. Week Commencing Monday 9th August. First published Friday 6th August 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.
Work on Greengates Junction will be ongoing until Spring 2022.
Please note that, following feedback from subscribers, your Greengates Junction newsletter will now be issued monthly rather than fortnightly. Your next issue will be Friday 3rd September.
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. Street signs for the second and third major surfacing operations have also been positioned, and lighting columns have been energised.
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. We are hopeful that this stage of the diversion will complete early this week (9/8/21) which will allow us to remove the 5-way traffic light system and return to the 4-way traffic light system.
On Harrogate Road, from the corner of Costa to the entrance of CoreGym, we have undertaken reduce dig excavation works to remove 800 tonnes of spoil. This has been replaced with a similar volume of granualar material which has been placed and compacted to form the final subbase to the new road. This has been tested for bearing capacity and we are pleased to say that we will now be able to lay the first two layers of tarmac surfacing.
We have also completed the footpath formation and surfacing around this corner.
On new Line, we have also progressed earthworks operations from the entrance of Farmfoods down to Sunnyside Day Nursery.
The next four weeks
Works are progressing towards the completion of the lower layers of surfacing to the southern half of the scheme. This is to allow these areas to be used as the running lanes when the focus of the works progresses to the northern half of the scheme.
On Monday 9th August, we will place the first two layers of surfacing to the new stretch of road on New Line which stretches from the entrance of Sainsburys and around the corner to the former KFC.
We are also looking forward to completing the paving to shop fronts once supplies of Yorkstone paving become available.
Upon completion of third-party contractor works, we will also progress works for surfacing along New Line from Farmfoods to New Line Retail Park.
We are pleased to say that Yorkshire Water are set to complete their second phase of diversion works on Harrogate Road ahead of schedule.
Howard Civil Engineering in the Bradford community
Nursery and reception pupils at Greengates Primary Academy are in for a huge surprise when they return to school in September, thanks to our Greengates Junction site team!
In addition to retaining planters along the playground pathway and custom-built benches and play walls, children will also be able to enjoy a newly installed vegetable garden and sensory area.
'It would have cost us thousands to remodel the whole thing, so what Howard Civil Engineering and local businesses such as Palmer Plants and Road Traffic Solutions have done is beyond amazing,' said headmaster Andrew Gaunt.
It's our pleasure, Andrew!
10 members of the Howard Civil Engineering team took to the fields of Broughton Hall in Skipton last weekend to raise money for Mind in Bradford! We're pleased to say they absolutely smashed the 5K course and raised over £2,000 for Mind in Bradford which provides mental health support for those living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
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 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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