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What is the 'West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme'?
Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make improvements to three road 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.
How did you select these three junctions to make the improvements?
There are a number of congested junctions along the A6177 Outer Ring Road, which Bradford would like to improve. These locations were chosen as they fulfilled the Combined Authority criteria of being able to be improved in the short to medium term and at a proportional cost. There may be further opportunity to improve additional junctions in the future.
What are the timescales for delivering the scheme?
Subject to approval, the scheme could start as early as 2020.
Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements will be introduced in phases, with some building work starting as early as 2020. It is expected that all roadworks will be completed by early 2022.
What are the aims of the West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme Programme?
These schemes form part of a programme of low and medium cost highway interventions on strategic highway corridors on the Key Route Network (KRN).
The West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme aims to deliver benefits for all road users with an emphasis on reducing journey times, in order to improve connectivity and accessibility to economic growth sites, including those located in spatial policy areas. In order to achieve this, the programme aims to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic, with a higher target of 12% reduction in journey times for buses.
Has any transport modelling been done at these junctions?
Transport modelling has been undertaken to understand the impact these improvements have on the local road network to the west of Bradford. The transport model has been informed by traffic surveys and site visits.
Each of the three schemes is designed to increase capacity in the locality. This is primarily achieved through the provision of additional lanes, either within the existing highway boundary or with land take, All road users including bus users, will benefit reduced journey times. Improvements for pedestrians and cyclists are also provided.
How will the scheme affect local residents and businesses?
Our proposed schemes look to improve the locality for both residents and business users. This will be achieved through improving journeys for all road users, and providing for pedestrians and cyclists. We will also look to improve air quality and improve road safety.
Improvements will support the development of housing and the creation of job opportunities.
We have programmed the improvements in the phased approach to minimise the construction impact locally.
How will local residents and businesses be kept informed on the progress of the scheme?
There will be various ways in which local residents and businesses can have their say. Updates will be provided to those who have registered to follow the project via firstname.lastname@example.org/westbradford and via press articles.