BRADFORD: Views sought on £14 million improvements of three junctions

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Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are planning £14 million improvements to three junctions in West Bradford on the A6177 Ring Road and want to hear people’s views and ideas on the second phase of the project to upgrade the junction at Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road.

Bradford Council carried out Phase 1 of public engagement in early 2019, and is now able to demonstrate how the proposed design has progressed for Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road (Phase 2A). The Council has successfully submitted an outline business case to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the full business case in now being developed as part of the process towards scheme delivery.

Bradford Council plan to carry out further public engagement for the Toller Lane / Whetley Hill and Thornton Road / Cemetery Road schemes (Phase 2B) during winter 2019 / 2020.

Further details including the updated plans are available via yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/westbradford2a. The public engagement is open until 5th August 2019.

Plans have been refined based on initial feedback from the public and the authorities are giving local people the opportunity to give their opinions and ideas via a public engagement programme running from 8th July until 5th August.

Part of the Council’s broader highways strategy and funded through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, the works aim to reduce congestion and journey times and increase road safety.

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: “Like many of the schemes funded through our West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund programme, this project will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion which in turn will improve journey times and improve local air quality.

“I would urge everyone who lives, works or travels through this area to have their say by taking part in the consultation.”

The works are planned to begin in early 2020 and will be complete by early 2022.

The anticipated cost of the West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme is £14m, although this is subject to approval by the Combined Authority, which manages the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

The West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund is supported through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Similar schemes are proposed for the main roads between Bradford and Shipley, and Harrogate Road New Line.

Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are interested to hear people’s views and ideas on the scheme so a series of drop-in sessions will be held this month at the Horton Park Health Centre on Tuesday, 16 July 3.30pm – 6.30pm, and Thursday, 25 July 9.30am – 12.30pm.

People can also view and comment on plans by visiting yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/westbradford2a.

Those interested can also find out more information and give their feedback via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

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