PLANS to build a new link road near a busy Bradford junction have officially been submitted.

The junction of Great Horton Road and Horton Grange Road was identified as being one of the worst junctions in the West of the city, and earlier this year plans to carry out extensive works to improve traffic flows in the area were first announced.

They are expected to cost around £4.2 million.

Now a full planning application for the works has been submitted by Bradford Council - and it includes a new link road that is meant to divert traffic away from the junction.

Plans show that the new road will link Horton Park Avenue, near its junction with Cecil Avenue, with All Saints Road at its junction with Dirkhill Road.

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It will be built on a field behind Horton Park Medical Centre that was heavily fly tipped when the Telegraph & Argus visited yesterday.

The land was formerly part of a railway, although this use ended in the early 1970s.

If the application is approved there will be also be works to improve the junction, including altering the corner of the Mumtaz car park where Great Horton Road and Horton Grange Road meets to allow better traffic flows.

The area is one of three that will benefit from a £14 million project, funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to improve some of the city’s worst junctions, which was announced in February.

The Authority says the proposed link road at this site will allow motorists to bypass the busy Great Horton Road/Horton Grange Road/All Saints Road junction.

Other improvements at the site include the Great Horton Road/Horton Park Avenue junction being 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, and there will be improvements for cycling and walking at the junction.

There will be a new pedestrian crossing across Great Horton Road.

When the plans were first announced the Authority said: “Great Horton Road is used by approximately 16,768 vehicles on an average weekday, with frequent bus services to Halifax and Shipley.

“This scheme also supports the additional road improvements within the area bringing a wider benefit to all road users.”

The other two junctions that make up the West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme are Toller Lane/Whetley Hill and Thornton Road/Cemetery Road.

The newly submitted plans show that the area at the side of the short new road will become two garden areas - landscaped with wildflowers, bulbs, trees and shrubs, as well as street furniture and entrance features.

If approved, work is expected to begin in early 2020 and will be complete by early 2022.

The other two road junctions will involve buildings being demolished to widen carriageways, and will likely require the Council to take part in compulsory purchase orders.

A decision on the application is due in early September.