A NEW road, introducing one way systems and adding new traffic lights are some of the changes proposed as part of a £14 million project to improve some of the city’s worst junctions.

Earlier this month it was reported that West Yorkshire Combined Authority was planning to spend millions on improving three key junctions on the city ring road.

More details of those plans have now been revealed – and the public are being asked to have their say on the proposals.

The West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme is being fully funded by the Authority, and work is expected to start early next year.

The three junctions being targeted by the scheme are Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road, Toller Lane/Whetley Hill and Thornton Road/Cemetery Road.

The combined authority says the plans will “improve journey time reliability on the western section of the A6177 Outer Ring Road – reducing variability between peak and inter-peak time periods for journeys to/from Bradford” within one year.

The authority also has the goal of reducing road accidents in these areas by 5 per cent within five years of the works being completed.

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The Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road works will see a new road built between the Horton Park Avenue/Cecil Avenue junction and All Saints Road/Dirkhill Road junction, with priority junctions at both ends. The Authority says this road will allow motorists to bypass the busy Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road junction.

The Great Horton Road/Horton Park Avenue junction will be signalised, with two lanes inbound to the junction of Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road.

All Saints Road will be changed to a one way southbound between Great Horton Road and Turner Place.

There will also be improvements for cycling and walking at the junction.

The Authority says “Improvements to the Toller Lane junction directly benefit the A6177 Outer Ring Road and Thornton Road/Cemetery Road junction brings associated impacts through further works on this corridor, where the Thornton Road/A6177 Ingleby Road junction has been improved in recent years.”

Changes to Toller Lane/Whetley Hill will include two lane approaches to the junction on A6177, dedicated left turns from the A6177 two lanes in both directions on Toller Lane from the Carlisle Road junction to the existing dual carriageway, and widening out approaches on Toller Lane and Whetley Hill to provide a short right turn.

The Thornton Road/Cemetery Road junction changes will involve formalising the right turn lane inbound on Thornton Road into Cemetery Road, widening westbound direction on Thornton Road to have two lanes from the A6177, creating a two lane approach on Allerton Road and creating two lanes North on the Cemetery Road approach and two lanes on the Allerton Road exit.

Although work could start next year, the Authority has said: “Due to the size and complexity of the proposed works the improvements may be introduced in phases and it is expected that all schemes will be delivered by 2022.”

People have until March 29 to comment on the plans, and can have their say by visiting yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/westbradford