Greengates Junction

Greengates Junction Newsletter No 33

24 February 2022

Newsletter No 33. Week Commencing Monday 28th February. First published Friday 25th February 2022.

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

Since our last newsletter, we have completed work to rebuild the wall on Harrogate Road outside Optegra Eye Hospital and install the boundary fencing around Greengates Primary Academy.

The majority of the new footpath is installed, and we have diverted all the services from the old footpath alongside the required drainage and electrical works. Further down Harrogate Road, we have also completed the construction of one of the church laybys (there is still another to be built on the same side of the road as the church) and installed pedestrian crossing points.

Further along Harrogate Road, outside Aldo's Italian, we have completed the repositioning of kerbs and footpaths, and work is underway to continue paving the footpath around the war memorial. 

Work to divert and upgrade existing services where necessary in this area is now complete, as is the reconstruction of the walls around the war memorial and on New Line outside QRI. We have also completed the installation of combined kerb/drainage units to encourage a much more efficient drainage network. 

Elsewhere around the junction, we have installed new bus stop shelters near Taco Bell and Optegra Eye Hospital on Harrogate Road, and on the corner of Haigh Hall Road on New Line.

Work to erect the railings around Sunnyside Day Nursery and Farmfoods is also complete.

The next four weeks

We are looking forward to commencing tarmacking operations to the stretch of road on Harrogate Road leading from Greengates Primary Academy to Optegra Eye Hospital on Monday 28th February. These works will complete the road widening operations on this side of Harrogate Road until the major final surfacing. 

After completion of these works, we will establish our works on the opposite side of the road, outside Greengates church and leading up to the junction. Here, we will continue road widening operations and the diversion and upgrading of utilities and services. Please note traffic management measures will be switched over from its current layout on this stretch of Harrogate Road to facilitate these works. 

We are also looking forward to opening the footpath outside Aldo's Italian, the war memorial, and QRI once they are complete. The war memorial gate and railings will also be reinstalled.

On New Line, outside Asda and Natwest, we will be realigning the kerbs and upgrading the existing kerb to a drainage type in addition to undertaking utility diversions and installing new pedestrian crossing points. 

Traffic Management

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.

West Yorkshire Police have launched a dashcam portal which enables the public to upload footage of dangerous driving, driver distraction offences, including using a mobile phone, driving without due care and attention, careless driving and traffic light contraventions. We and the police would encourage the public to submit any such footage to the police via:

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), 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 at or contact 07793654086.

To contact a member of Bradford Council, please contact David Aspinall via email at

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