Traffic improvements in Keighley

Article dated Monday Aug 21, 2017 at 01:35 PM

Work is about to begin on the latest project to help ease traffic congestion in the centre of Keighley.

The demolition of the former Keighley College building on North Street has made land available for Bradford Council to widen the highway.

This will allow the creation of an additional left turn lane from North Street into Cavendish Street and other alterations along North Street to improve traffic flow.

The £600,000 project, which is due to begin early September, is expected to take around five months to complete.

It is part of a package of alterations to create incremental improvements to the highway system.

Before work starts, local businesses, residents and councillors will receive letters informing them of what is to take place, and signs will be erected to warn motorists that there may be congestion in the area while work is being carried out.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “We are glad that the opportunity has come up to use this land to widen the highway.

“From studies we have carried out, the scheme looks like really good value for money and has the potential to provide a high level of reduced journey times.

“We would ask people to be patient while the work is on-going and we are sure everyone will agree that it has been well worth the temporary inconvenience when the scheme is completed and the benefits are self-evident.”


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