HIGHWAY improvement works to Wakefield Road are going to plan and will be finished on time and within budget, according to a press release from Bradford Council

The £1m roundabout project, which will reduce journey times, improve traffic flows, and make the road safer will be completed this summer, thanks to careful management by the council and its contractors.

The disliked subways have been filled in and will be replaced with two new pedestrian crossings.

New kerbs and surfacing work is progressing as planned, and green landscaping including planting shrubs and 15 trees has started.

New highly efficient LED street lighting will be installed shortly.

In a final push, Wakefield Road will be closed from Dudley Hill roundabout through to the Bowling Back Lane roundabout from 7pm on Friday, July 12 to 6am on Monday, July 15, and 7pm on Friday, July 19 to 6am on Monday, July 22.

The authority has been talking to local residents, businesses and emergency services, and access will be coordinated during the closures.

Council officers have liaised with staff from local bus companies and alternative arrangements have been organised for services operating along the affected route.

Clear diversion signs will redirect motorists during the works.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This major project will deliver significant benefits including shorter journey times and better road safety.

“It will also make the area greener and more attractive and the new LEDs will improve the street lighting.

“We are pleased the project is progressing well. Well-designed highways have broader positive impacts including boosting housing development and economic growth, and enhancing people’s wellbeing.”