By Bobby Tait
Calverley residents will be relieved to hear that all arms of the £13.7 million Greengates junction improvement scheme is set to fully re-open to motorists.
Engineers Howard Civil Engineering say ground works will finish on Tuesday, 31 May 2022. Work has been ongoing since July 2020.
Over the past few weeks work has seen crossing islands installed, as well as new surfacing of carriageways.
But due to the crossing being a crucial travel route for many in the area, including Calverley, it has caused long traffic queues and has even caused some to take other routes altogether.
The Keighley Bus Company posted on their Twitter account that:
“Airline is unable to reach Greengates crossroads between the hours of 9am and 6pm.”
Those who are stuck in traffic jams also took to Twitter to voice their complaints at the work being done.
Sam Haynes, a regular commuter on the route posted:
“Commute already an unmitigated disaster. As the council have closed Apperley bridge (see greengates crossroads for reference) I did not make my train. So do I drive to Leeds or wait 40mins for my next train? Livid!”
Howard Civil Engineering, the company working on the junction today announced that:
“Greengates residents and commuters will be pleased to hear that we are hoping to remove all traffic management cones and signage around the junction from Tuesday 31 May, and the new traffic lights will be in operation.”