Townend Junction update

​Townend Junction at Pontefract is one of the busiest junctions in the district and we are working as fast as we can with our contractors to improve the road layout for everyone who uses it.

Each day between 12,000 – 15,000 vehicles use this junction.  The vast majority of drivers are not experiencing any problems and they are passing through safely. Regrettably, there have been some accidents in recent days and we would urge all drivers to take care at this junction which has ongoing roadworks.

Signs are prominently displayed  - including advice that roadworks are taking place and indicating where to give way.

Cllr David Dagger, Cabinet member  transport and highways, said: “We take road safety very seriously and  we are constantly monitoring the junction with CCTV.  Please drive carefully at Town End Junction and on all our roads in the district.”

The £600,000 scheme is seeing current traffic light systems removed and replaced with two roundabouts. The work, due to be completed in July, has been delayed because the contractors discovered additional excavation works were needed.  The road improvement scheme is now expected to be completed in early autumn.

Cllr Dagger said: “We apologise for any inconvenience to motorists during these essential roadworks to improve this junction which in the long term will deliver real benefits to the town  by easing traffic congestion.  Please be patient while the works are carried out and do drive safely.”