Next phase of work starts at Town End Junction in Pontefract

PR 4988

29/06/2015

Work on the scheme at Town End Junction in Pontefract is entering the next phase.

On Tuesday (30 June) night alterations will be made to the existing temporary roundabout. It will be changed into two separate roundabouts, which will be similar to the final layout of the scheme.

The roundabouts will be situated at the junction of Mill Hill Road / Wakefield Road and Jubilee Way / Southgate Junction.

Contractors will be on site from 7pm marking new road lines and setting up new traffic management.
Cllr David Dagger Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways said: “Our contractors have assured me that all necessary signage will be prominently displayed including advice that roadworks are taking place and indicating where to give way.

“We know that Town End Junction at Pontefract is one of the busiest junctions in the district and our contractors are working as fast as they can to deliver this project

“Please drive carefully and always approach the junction with the caution you would give any new road layout. These are essential roadworks to improve Town End, which in the long term will deliver real benefits to Pontefract by easing traffic congestion. Please be patient and drive safely while the work is carried out.”

As part of the £600,000 Town End scheme the traffic light systems are being removed and replaced with two roundabouts. The road improvement project is expected to be completed in early autumn.

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