Hinko Construction Were Awarded this £2.6m public realm scheme in December 2016 by Wakefield council to improve the highway and environment works within the Kirkgate development area. This meant:

- Improved accessibility for all modes to the Kirkgate development area sites
- Improved connectivity for all modes of travel
- Improved storm water drainage facilities
- Improved highway safety and the perception of safety
- Improved environment and landscaping


The “key scheme components” of the scheme comprise:

- Carriageway widening to Marsh Way to provide an additional traffic lane on the approach to the roundabout
- Carriageway widening to Kirkgate to provide a priority approach to the bus stops on Kirkgate
- Existing subway crossings are removed and replaced with toucan crossings within the signal control arrangement
- Traffic signals installed on three legs of the Kirkgate roundabout
- Extensive landscaping on the roundabout and on the “boulevard” towards the Kirkgate station (Monk Street and Ingwell Street)
- Extensive paving to match the street-style design provided for the rest of the city centre and the Emerald Ring
- New LED street lighting throughout the scheme to replace old street lighting
- Storm water drainage installed in the centre of the roundabout to cater for flood events
- Open Park Street at the junction with Kirkgate
- New traffic signals installed
- Monk Street closed at the junction with Brunswick Street

The works are ongoing in line with programme and budget and are due for completion Summer 2018.

Contact Information

Contact Information
Tel: 01274 608391 Email: info@hinko.co.uk
Hinko Construction Ltd
28 Brownroyd Hill Rd
West Yorkshire
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