West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme

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The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC), in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make improvements to three junctions, in order to reduce congestion for the benefit of all road users. Collectively the schemes focus on bringing improvements to the A6177 Outer Ring Road to the west of Bradford.



CURRENT ISSUES

  • Congestion and journey time reliability problems
  • Need to provide additional housing and job opportunities
  • Requirement to improve air quality
  • Low uptake of walking and cycling
  • Level of the accidents
  • Poor condition of some buildings


THE AREA


THE OPPORTUNITY

The junctions improvement scheme is expected to have the following impacts:

  • Reduction in journey times and congestion and improvement to reliability through the network
  • Contribution to housing and employment growth
  • Improved air quality
  • More people walking and cycling
  • Reduction in number and severity of accidents
  • Demolition of buildings in poor condition


FUNDING

The project will be wholly funded by the Combined Authority including all development and preparation costs, land purchase and implementation/construction of new infrastructure.

The expected costs of delivering the scheme are £14 million; this funding comes from the Corridor Improvement Programme, a component of the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.


TIMESCALES

Subject to approval, the schemes could start as early as 2020. Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements may be introduced in phases and it is expected that all schemes will be delivered by 2022.


THE PROPOSALS

The scheme focuses on making traffic improvements to three junctions in order to improve highway efficiency for the benefit of all road users. The junctions form part of the A6177 Outer Ring Road, part of the West Yorkshire Key Route Network (KRN).

Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road:

The scheme looks to build a new road between Horton Park Avenue/Cecil Avenue junction and All Saints Road/Dirkhill Road junction, with priority junctions at both ends. The new link is to allow movements to bypass the Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road junction.

As part of the scheme, the Great Horton Road/Horton Park Avenue junction is signalised, with two lanes inbound to the junction of Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road.

It is proposed that All Saints Road is changed to a one way southbound between Great Horton Road and Turner Place. This will reduce traffic conflicts, whilst increasing capacity. The right turn from Great Horton Road into All Saints Road is prevented with right turning traffic using Horton Park Avenue. Improvements are to be made for cycling and walking as part of the design.

Toller Lane /Whetley Hill:

Improvements to the Toller Lane junction directly benefit the A6177 Outer Ring Road and Thornton Road/Cemetery Road junction brings associated impacts through further works on this corridor, where the Thornton Road/A6177 Ingleby Road junction has been improved in recent years.

In particular at A6177 Whetley Lane/Toller Lane:

  • Two lane approaches to junction on A6177
  • Dedicated left turns from A6177
  • Two lanes in both directions on Toller Lane from the Carlisle Road junction to existing dual carriageway
  • Widen out approaches on Toller Lane and Whetley Hill to provide a short right turn

Thornton Road/Cemetery Road:

  • Formalise right turn lane inbound on Thornton Road into Cemetery Road
  • Widen westbound direction on Thornton Road to have two lanes from the A6177
  • Two lane approach on Allerton Road
  • Two lanes north on Cemetery Road approach and two lanes on Allerton Road exit



OBJECTIVES

  • To improve journey time reliability on the western section of the A6177 Outer Ring Road – reducing variability between peak and inter-peak time periods for journeys to/from Bradford. To be achieved one year post opening.
  • To reduce congestion along the A6177 Outer Ring Road in order to improve productivity and attract new investment – by reducing business operating costs, improving accessibility and creating greater confidence in highway provision. Congestion reduction to be achieved one year post opening.
  • To support housing growth aspirations by reducing transport constraints to development – support the delivery of 8,000 new residences by 2030.
  • To enhance provision for active travel modes in order to increase sustainability – improving conditions for pedestrians and cyclists to encourage more active modes, reduce severance and promote economic and physical activity. Increase in active modes to be observed one year post opening.
  • To improve air quality – by reducing congestion and the number of vehicles idling at the junction. To be achieved five years post opening.
  • Public realm – significantly improve the attractiveness of this part of the district by improving the urban environment through the demolition of blighted buildings and the creation of an enhanced public realm. To be achieved through project delivery.
  • To reduce road traffic collisions – to make travel safer, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. Achieve a 5% reduction in accidents five years post opening.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Take part in our survey by clicking here

You can also email us via yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

This engagement will close on 29th March 2019.

Thank you for visiting this page. Please be aware that the public consultation has now closed.

If you would like to be kept informed with updates for this project, please register to our Your Voice website, or subscribe for project updates with your email address below.


The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC), in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make improvements to three junctions, in order to reduce congestion for the benefit of all road users. Collectively the schemes focus on bringing improvements to the A6177 Outer Ring Road to the west of Bradford.



CURRENT ISSUES

  • Congestion and journey time reliability problems
  • Need to provide additional housing and job opportunities
  • Requirement to improve air quality
  • Low uptake of walking and cycling
  • Level of the accidents
  • Poor condition of some buildings


THE AREA


THE OPPORTUNITY

The junctions improvement scheme is expected to have the following impacts:

  • Reduction in journey times and congestion and improvement to reliability through the network
  • Contribution to housing and employment growth
  • Improved air quality
  • More people walking and cycling
  • Reduction in number and severity of accidents
  • Demolition of buildings in poor condition


FUNDING

The project will be wholly funded by the Combined Authority including all development and preparation costs, land purchase and implementation/construction of new infrastructure.

The expected costs of delivering the scheme are £14 million; this funding comes from the Corridor Improvement Programme, a component of the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.


TIMESCALES

Subject to approval, the schemes could start as early as 2020. Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements may be introduced in phases and it is expected that all schemes will be delivered by 2022.


THE PROPOSALS

The scheme focuses on making traffic improvements to three junctions in order to improve highway efficiency for the benefit of all road users. The junctions form part of the A6177 Outer Ring Road, part of the West Yorkshire Key Route Network (KRN).

Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road:

The scheme looks to build a new road between Horton Park Avenue/Cecil Avenue junction and All Saints Road/Dirkhill Road junction, with priority junctions at both ends. The new link is to allow movements to bypass the Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road junction.

As part of the scheme, the Great Horton Road/Horton Park Avenue junction is signalised, with two lanes inbound to the junction of Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road.

It is proposed that All Saints Road is changed to a one way southbound between Great Horton Road and Turner Place. This will reduce traffic conflicts, whilst increasing capacity. The right turn from Great Horton Road into All Saints Road is prevented with right turning traffic using Horton Park Avenue. Improvements are to be made for cycling and walking as part of the design.

Toller Lane /Whetley Hill:

Improvements to the Toller Lane junction directly benefit the A6177 Outer Ring Road and Thornton Road/Cemetery Road junction brings associated impacts through further works on this corridor, where the Thornton Road/A6177 Ingleby Road junction has been improved in recent years.

In particular at A6177 Whetley Lane/Toller Lane:

  • Two lane approaches to junction on A6177
  • Dedicated left turns from A6177
  • Two lanes in both directions on Toller Lane from the Carlisle Road junction to existing dual carriageway
  • Widen out approaches on Toller Lane and Whetley Hill to provide a short right turn

Thornton Road/Cemetery Road:

  • Formalise right turn lane inbound on Thornton Road into Cemetery Road
  • Widen westbound direction on Thornton Road to have two lanes from the A6177
  • Two lane approach on Allerton Road
  • Two lanes north on Cemetery Road approach and two lanes on Allerton Road exit



OBJECTIVES

  • To improve journey time reliability on the western section of the A6177 Outer Ring Road – reducing variability between peak and inter-peak time periods for journeys to/from Bradford. To be achieved one year post opening.
  • To reduce congestion along the A6177 Outer Ring Road in order to improve productivity and attract new investment – by reducing business operating costs, improving accessibility and creating greater confidence in highway provision. Congestion reduction to be achieved one year post opening.
  • To support housing growth aspirations by reducing transport constraints to development – support the delivery of 8,000 new residences by 2030.
  • To enhance provision for active travel modes in order to increase sustainability – improving conditions for pedestrians and cyclists to encourage more active modes, reduce severance and promote economic and physical activity. Increase in active modes to be observed one year post opening.
  • To improve air quality – by reducing congestion and the number of vehicles idling at the junction. To be achieved five years post opening.
  • Public realm – significantly improve the attractiveness of this part of the district by improving the urban environment through the demolition of blighted buildings and the creation of an enhanced public realm. To be achieved through project delivery.
  • To reduce road traffic collisions – to make travel safer, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. Achieve a 5% reduction in accidents five years post opening.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Take part in our survey by clicking here

You can also email us via yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

This engagement will close on 29th March 2019.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

  • Do you acknowledge that having no bus lay-bys as part of the proposed Thornton road B6145 scheme - so that buses cannot pull clear of other vehicular traffic - will actually result in buses holding up other road users and causing congestion that you say the scheme is trying to alleviate? Cars/lorries etc will suffer unnecessary delay unless bus lay-bys are incorporated. Buses regularly wait time at Four Lane Ends as it is a timetable point. This making a mockery of having 2 free flowing traffic lanes.

    Phil asked about 1 month ago

    As part of the design we need to balance the needs of all road users. One of the key objectives of the West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme is to improve journey times and reliability for public transport. With laybys, it is often difficult for buses to rejoin the carriageway; thus incurring delay. Conversely, where other traffic is unable to pass a stationary bus, delay is also incurred.

  • The road space for cyclists around the Thornton Road propsals is minuscule at present, only the hardiest, most confident cyclists use it. Fully segregated cycle lanes along Thornton Road would vastly increase the numbers willing to use it, resulting in a decrease in vehicles. The government’s own calculations, money invested in enabling people to cycle and walk is the most efficient transport spend that can be made. My computer is refusing to download the detailed proposals. What is planned for cyclists in these schemes?

    Tim B asked about 2 months ago

    We propose schemes to balance the needs of all roads users, working within spatial and budgetary constraints. Our proposals aim to improve the localities to encourage uptake of walking and cycling. This is achieved through a new link between Dirkhill Road and Cecil Avenue, provision of pedestrian facilities at Toller Lane/Whetley Hill, and wider public realm/landscaping improvements.

  • Could Bradford council consider improvement to double mini roundabout set up on Allerton rd at the junctions of West park rd, squire land, bull Royd lane? This is already a nightmare with drivers consistently failing to indicate, coursing confusion and frustration for both drivers and pedestrians. This is just gonna get worse whilst work is ongoing on Thornton rd.

    Ann-Marie asked about 2 months ago

    The Council recognises a number of congested junctions which are in need of improvements. Funding from the Combined Authority is enabling the Council to progress with improvements to three locations.

  • Bus lay-bys need to be added to the Thornton Road/Cemetery Road junction proposal. Four Lane ends junction is a service timing point for the 10 min frequency 607 bus and waiting buses will block other traffic. By providing laybys for buses at either side of the junction on Thornton Road as part of the scheme it will allow buses to move clear so that cars and other traffic can still flow through the area.

    Phil asked about 2 months ago

    As part of the design development we are engaging with bus operators. Bus users will benefit from journey time savings due to the junction improvements. There are no proposals for bus laybys on Thornton Road as part of the current design.

  • Which buildings will be left in tact? And will parking still be available to access the shops? Also, will passing trade be affected?

    C.Darvill asked 2 months ago

    The Council recognises that highway schemes can sometimes require the demolition of property and that this can effect the local environment and businesses. You will be able to see from the consultation maps which building will be unaffected by the proposed scheme. Restrictions on car parking will be considered as part of the development of the scheme and any proposals for restrictions that require a legal traffic regulation order will be formally advertised. Anybody will then be able to make representations to the Council to object or support the restrictions. Restrictions are normally only proposed where there is an interest in road safety or the flow of traffic.

  • How is this going to improve cycling ? the cycling lanes, as cars dont get tickets for parking in them are constantly parked in. Users of the Mosque on Horton Park Avenue are particularly bad. Without double yellows and policing, it will just be the same. As an aside traffic in most of these areas is only really bad , in my experience, during term time. Parents taking kids to school. When no schoolis on, all these areas are astonishingly quiet. Why not present a scheme that stops parents driving their kids to school? As someone who walks their primary aged kids to school in the morning I take no joy in walking my children through the pollution casued by these cars, especially the sight of waiting cars with engines on.. Thanks.

    William asked 2 months ago

    The Council recognises the problems of poor air quality, climate change, congestion and lack of exercise and that providing safe cycle routes will encourage more cycling and help to address these issues. Keeping cycle routes clear and safe are an important part of the proposals and Traffic Regulation Orders, which are required to enforce parking restrictions, will be considered as part of the next phase of the design.

  • The ideas are no good. Housing improvement ? Jobs? You are the city that invested in a lake in the city destroyed the city centre through greed and Leeds excelled but bradford no longer on the map.

    Sohail asked 2 months ago

    The Council recognises a number of congested junctions which are in need of improvements. Funding from the Combined Authority is enabling the Council to progress with improvements to three locations.

  • From a cycle commuter's perspective, this scheme worries me. Two lanes of traffic have been squeezed into the space that only used to accommodate one lane. Police advice is to leave 1m when overtaking cyclists. There simply isn't room for this to happen. The proposed advanced stop lines are often ignored and are of no use, if a cyclist can't access them because the road is too narrow. I have already, this year, been clipped by a bus that drew level and then pulled in until its wheels were touching the kerb, and clobbered by the wing mirror of a passing car, and that was on a regular width of road. How is this scheme going to "promote cycling" as a means of transport?

    Rob Davey asked 2 months ago

    The proposals include the provision of extra traffic lanes in order to increase capacity and improve the flow of traffic. The traffic lanes will be narrower than the existing lanes and will make it difficult for motor vehicles to pass cyclists. This issue needs looking into in more detail so that people who wish to cycle are not put at risk or deterred from cycling.  The Council recognises the problems of poor air quality, climate change, congestion and lack of exercise. Providing safe cycle routes will encourage more cycling and help to address these issues.

  • As i have read the T@A The B6145 thornton road..there needs to be some thing done there as the road is very bad as it is Happy with lay out Hope this scheme gos ahead

    asked 2 months ago

    The Council recognises a number of congested junctions which are in need of improvements. Funding from the Combined Authority is enabling the Council to progress with improvements to three locations.

  • At present there are bus stops on Gt Horton Rd near to the mumtaz . Are buses to be rerouted as part of these proposals or have they been deliberately left off the drawings because they will still be a contributing factor in congestion and lead to drivers cutting in and out of lane because they do not want to queue behind a bus?

    kevin asked 2 months ago

    One of the key funding objectives is to provide improvements for public transport. Bus users will benefit from time savings as a result of overall reductions in journey times for road users. As part of the design process, public transport operators will be engaged, particularly as the current proposal prevents the right turn from Great Horton Road into All Saints Road, where traffic will make the right turn at Great Horton Road into Horton Park Avenue instead.

  • The roads are in a bad state & they need fixing, potholes everywhere. Should be using d best materials so that our roads lasts instead want to spend on money where d traffic is not going to be reduced but increased, one way system or narrow roads increases traffic. It would be damn hard to get out if cecil avenue where i live.

    Habib asked 2 months ago

    The available funding is to provide improvements, rather than being used to support a maintenance. Traffic data has been used to understand possible junction arrangements and this will be ongoing as the design develops.