Major contract win for civil engineering firm

A civil engineering company has been awarded a contract to undertake road improvement works to a major junction in Bradford, which will start on 27 July.

Leeds-based SME Howard Civil Engineering has been selected as main contractor by Bradford Council for the Harrogate Road and New Line junction improvement scheme in Greengates, following its work on the Hard Ings Road improvement scheme in Keighley.

The project’s community liaison officer, Sophie Henderson, said: “This is a complex scheme that needs to be managed sympathetically with regards to the many interfaces with residents, businesses and local service providers.

“As successfully achieved on Hard Ings Road, liaising with our stakeholders throughout the contract will remain our number one priority.

“We are working closely with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to ensure members of the local community remain well-informed.”

Harrogate Road is a key commuter route between Bradford, Rawdon, and Harrogate, and is also the primary access between Bradford and Leeds Bradford Airport in Yeadon. New Line is a main route between Keighley, Bingley, Shipley, and Leeds.

The project will see Howard Civil Engineering undertake improvements to the existing junction in Greengates including widening the existing highway on all four arms of the junction, signal upgrades and a P-loop.

Cyclists and pedestrians will also benefit, with the addition of new cycle lanes, pedestrian islands, and more controlled crossings.

The Harrogate Road and New Line junction improvement has received investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1bn package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Alongside the funding from the Leeds City Region LEP Growth Deal, it has also been funded by developer contributions.

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