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.
Who is responsible for delivering the scheme?
What area does the ‘West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme’ cover?
What has been done since the last engagement period regarding Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road Junction?
Since the last period of engagement Bradford Council has successfully submitted the outline business case to the Combined Authority. This has been approved through the Combined Authority’s Assurance process, enabling progression to full business case which is now being developed.
What has changed on the Great Horton Road / Horton Grange Road scheme since the Phase 1 engagement?
What did Phase 1 of the engagement determine?
A Phase 1 engagement report has been completed and can be accessed via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/westbradford. The engagement demonstrated that a very high proportion of respondents identify a congestion problem in the locations of proposed improvements. Respondents considered the three most important elements to be reducing traffic congestion, improving journey time and reliability and improving air quality.
What is happening with proposals for Thornton Road/Cemetery Road and Toller Lane/Whetley Hill?
Similar to Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road, the outline business case has been approved and work is ongoing on the full business case. We plan to undertake further engagement on these schemes in the winter.
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 main objectives of this scheme?
What are the timescales for delivering the scheme?
Who are the funders and what is the cost of the total scheme?
What are the aims of the West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme Programme?
Has any transport modelling been done at these junctions?
Transport modelling has been undertaken to understand the impact these improvements will have on the local road network to the west of Bradford. The transport model has been informed by traffic surveys and site visits.
Are there any relevant decision documents in the public domain?
What will the scheme provide?
Each of the three schemes is designed to increase traffic 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.
What will Bradford Council do to address the air quality along these routes?
The schemes will improve the flow of traffic and reduce idling at junctions. This in turn should contribute to improved air quality. Active (walking and cycling) transport and public transport use is also encouraged.
How will the scheme affect local residents and businesses?
How will local residents and businesses be kept informed on the progress of the scheme?