Newsletter No 29. Week Commencing Monday 4th October. First published Friday 1st October 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.
Progress, the past four weeks
Over the past four weeks, we continued surfacing and road realignment works on the southern flank of New Line, leading from Farmfoods to New Line Retail Park. Passers-by can now clearly see how the new footpath and road will look once work to this area of the scheme is open to the public.
On Harrogate Road, outside Greengates Primary Academy and Optegra Eye Hospital, we have commenced work to divert the gas main.
The sewer connection has now also been made, meaning the drainage attenuation system is fully operational.
The next four weeks
Throughout the next four weeks, work areas will be re-established so that the southern flank of New Line, leading from Farmfoods to New Line Retail Park, can be used for the traffic running lanes and footpaths can be used by pedestrians.
Following this, we will concentrate our efforts onto the northern flank of the scheme. We will be accommodating the diversion of the water main, followed by the diversions required for drainage, low-voltage cables, BT, Virgin Media, street lighting, illuminated street signs, and the underground traffic control system.
To facilitate these operations we will be carefully deconstructing the walls and railings to QRI and the war memorial. Once the required diversions have been completed, the walls will be rebuilt to the new alignment and the refurbished railings refixed. Please rest assured that access will be maintained to the memorial at all times, with special measures being put in place to ensure the Remembrance Day memorial can take place without hindrance.
Once complete, these works will allow for the reconfiguring and profiling of the footpaths and roads in this area of the scheme.
To enable us to complete these works, the alleyway which runs from Greengates Primary Academy to the war memorial will be closed from Tuesday 5th October until early 2022.
On Harrogate Road, we will continue with the diversion of the gas main which will then be followed by works to divert the final low-voltage cables for the scheme.
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.
Although most motorists are sensibly and patiently obeying the traffic management, some have been observed driving through red lights and even driving the wrong way along Stockhill Road, the site of the local primary school. Such behaviour is incredibly dangerous and the police are assisting us when they can to prevent this. We kindly ask all motorists to remain patient and to wait at red lights which is of course a legal requirement.
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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