Bradford Council set to adopt congestion-busting scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council adopts congestion-busting scheme Bradford Council adopts congestion-busting scheme

A tough new permit scheme which would see utilities firms fined for letting roadworks drag on has been endorsed by Bradford Council.

Under the congestion-busting scheme, anyone wanting to carry out roadworks in certain streets would have to buy a permit from the Council.

The permits would allow contractors to work on a street for a limited amount of time, which would have to be booked in advance. Fines could then be imposed if the work over-ran.

The Yorkshire-wide scheme has been developed by Leeds City Council and Yorkshire Water. Leeds and Kirklees councils have already taken it on, and are reporting a reduction in road delays as a result.

Highways experts estimate that adopting the scheme across the Bradford district could prevent motorists from suffering more than 43,621 hours of delayed journeys each year.

It is also expected to reduce emissions caused by vehicles in queues, and save £492,000 being lost to the economy because people can’t get to work.

Yesterday Bradford Council’s executive voted to adopt the scheme, subject to a consultation and Government approval.

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7:36am Wed 4 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

stop em leaning on their shovels!!
stop em leaning on their shovels!! tinytoonster

11:58am Wed 4 Dec 13

mad matt says...

Hmmm - seventeen stood watching while one digs !
Hmmm - seventeen stood watching while one digs ! mad matt

12:52pm Wed 4 Dec 13

freespeech says...

Make sure the loop holes are closed... don't want other permits issued for the same works as they realise they will not finish the works in the permitted time by the initial authority..
Make sure the loop holes are closed... don't want other permits issued for the same works as they realise they will not finish the works in the permitted time by the initial authority.. freespeech

1:16pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Joedavid says...

The recent work by Council in Kings Road and Swain House Road needs investigation, it is terrible work.
The recent work by Council in Kings Road and Swain House Road needs investigation, it is terrible work. Joedavid

4:25pm Wed 4 Dec 13

yezboss says...

Long ago CBMDC were supposed to have a liaison and planned co-ordination officer. He was supposed to ensure X Co. did not dig up the road, then Y Co. later dig up the same bit after re-instatement (or repair) a few days later. Did he leave?
Long ago CBMDC were supposed to have a liaison and planned co-ordination officer. He was supposed to ensure X Co. did not dig up the road, then Y Co. later dig up the same bit after re-instatement (or repair) a few days later. Did he leave? yezboss

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