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Plan to replace 'dangerous' Bradford roundabout


A multi-million pound road scheme to replace a "dangerous" roundabout in Bradford with a new junction is set for council approval.

The new layout will see Saltaire roundabout replaced by a junction managed by traffic lights.

More than three years' work has gone into developing the project, with residents playing a key role.

Councillors are expected to approve the £3.3m plan in January with work expected to be completed in 2012.

Bradford council said the new layout would improve road safety and ease congestion in the village.

Councillor Ghazanfer Khaliq, the authority's executive member for traffic and highways, said: "Saltaire roundabout is one of the most dangerous junctions in the district so it is very important we start safety improvements.

"Work on the main junction will be in addition to a range of other changes to the roads around Saltaire which will make the village far safer for pedestrians and drivers."