New Saltaire junction repairs to cause temporary disruption

The new Saltaire junction

The new Saltaire junction

First published in News

Cosmetic repairs to the freshly-laid road surface around the new Saltaire traffic light junction will result in temporary road closures in Moorhead Lane and Saltaire Road.

Temporary lights on the A650 Bingley Road will control traffic for two Sundays in May while the surfacing takes place.

The work will be carried out on Sundays May 11 and May 18 and warning signs will be installed, including messages on the Variable Message Signs to notify the public.

Julian Jackson, Bradford Council's assistant director for planning, transportation and highways, said: "With any major development scheme such as the replacement of a roundabout with a traffic light junction, it is normal that minor issues can arise with new road surfacing which need to be rectified later.

"In order to ensure the safety of the public and the contractors, a traffic management system will have to be implemented while the work is being carried out."

Some of the work to be undertaken involves putting in the finishing touches.

A spokesman for Bradford Council added: “Some of the minor works were curtailed and not done as part of the original timetable so as not to inconvenience traders over the Christmas period at their request.”

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12:41am Thu 1 May 14

photowala / Da'ud says...

Should one care to translate the reported political garbage into plain English, this report will become:-

"Defects with the new road surface at Saltaire are the result of the use of sub-standard materials, and / or, inferior work carried out by the contractors. In either case this is yet another instance of council staff squandering resources. It is regretted that the necessary road / lane closures necesary for rectification / reinstatement / repair works will cause more inconvenience to the public".
Should one care to translate the reported political garbage into plain English, this report will become:- "Defects with the new road surface at Saltaire are the result of the use of sub-standard materials, and / or, inferior work carried out by the contractors. In either case this is yet another instance of council staff squandering resources. It is regretted that the necessary road / lane closures necesary for rectification / reinstatement / repair works will cause more inconvenience to the public". photowala / Da'ud
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10:51am Thu 1 May 14

Not so simple says...

What a joke: the Romans did a better job then our current batch of road repair teams. And how many times in 12 months do we have to have traffic disruption on the same roads and how much money is being wasted here!

Council and associated agencies are not fit for purpose
What a joke: the Romans did a better job then our current batch of road repair teams. And how many times in 12 months do we have to have traffic disruption on the same roads and how much money is being wasted here! Council and associated agencies are not fit for purpose Not so simple
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