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Roadworks will disrupt traffic in Bradford city centre
Bradford Chief Reporter Disruption to motorists in Bradford city centre starts tomorrow as major road resurfacing work is carried out.
Bradford Council highway engineers will close Jacobs Well Roundabout and Hall Ings, from the roundabout to Bank Street, for three Sundays in September between 5am and 7pm.
The work involves removing part of the existing tarmac layer to make way for new material on the area above. Then manholes and gullies will be adjusted before the carriageway surface is relayed.
But the Council has warned that the success of each stage of the work is dependent on weather conditions, so it could take longer or maybe shorter depending on that and manpower.
The resurfacing work starts tomorrow and again on September 8 and September 15.
The road will be open and accessible throughout the rest of the week, and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The resurfacing work will take place in stages to keep disruption to a minimum.
Tomorrow, Hall Ings will be closed along with all approaches to the Jacob’s Well roundabout. A diversion route will be in place and the NCP car park will be closed.
On Sunday, September 8, engineers will be resurfacing the section of Hall Ings from Jacob’s Well roundabout to Bridge Street. Jacob’s Well roundabout will be open for traffic between Prince’s Way and Manchester Road. A diversion route will be in place and the NCP car park will be closed.
On September 15, resurfacing Hall Ings from Bridge Street to Bank Street will be done. The full length of Hall Ings will be closed as well as the junction with Bridge Street. A diversion route will be in place. The NCP car park will be open with access from the Manchester Road end of Hall Ings.
The NCP car park will remain open as usual through out the week and on the final Sunday.
A Bradford Council spokesman said that the road had reached the end of its life expectancy and resurfacing would “prevent further deterioration to a point where resurfacing alone would not be an option and any alternative road works would be extremely costly”.
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