Town End Junction – the final phase starts December
The final phase of work to improve Town End junction in Pontefract will now start in December.
Due to a change of contractor, the works planned for next week will now start week commencing 7 December for approximately two weeks.
The last part of the project, which has seen the traffic lights replaced with two roundabouts, will involve fully resurfacing the junction and key areas on the approach roads.
The resurfacing programme has been scheduled to try and minimise disruption to traffic, local residents and local businesses. The contractor will be carrying out the resurfacing work between 6pm – 11pm weekdays, and on Sundays, where necessary.
Cllr David Dagger, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: "After reviewing our plans of work for the Town End junction, works are now due to start in December. We apologise for the slight delay in the resurfacing work but our priority remains to ensure that the work is carried out with the minimum of disruption to residents, business and motorists.
"The very nature of resurfacing work means that road closures will be inevitable but we have instructed the contractor to work during the evenings so that the disruption is reduced. Although this means the resurfacing will be done over a longer period it will protect motorists from lengthy delays during peak times and help us be a good neighbour to local business and residents."
The contractor will be working on each section of the junction and the relevant approach roads separately. Whilst the work is being carried out road closures will be put in place and diversions will be signposted.
Cllr Dagger added: "We are now at the final stage and I would like to thank everyone for their patience. We will be closely monitoring their progress to ensure this deadline is met."