A zebra crossing on Horton Grange Road, near the junctions of Spencer Road and Woodhead Road, is set to be upgraded to a signal-controlled pelican crossing.

Funding has been obtained from this year’s Safer Roads programme, with backing from Bradford West Area Committee. Bradford Council has successfully fulfilled the legal and regulatory requirements for the new crossing. Contractors have now been scheduled, and the work is slated to commence in the week beginning Monday 9th October, with completion expected by Sunday 5th November.

Councillor Alex-Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This zebra crossing has recently been the scene of several incidents where drivers have failed to stop for those crossing the road and new crossing with traffic lights should make it safer. We have prioritised this scheme for progression and the funding has been identified. Now that the necessary statutory process has been undertaken and a suitable contractor has been secured, work can commence.”