North Midland Construction has been awarded a £10M contract to build the Leeds-Bradford cycle superhighway.
The project will open in phases and is expected to be fully completed by September 2015.
The 12km cycleway will run from east Leeds to Bradford along a mainly urban route. It includes the creation of 32kph zones alongside the route, improved cycling routes in Leeds City Centre, and increased cycle parking in both Leeds and Bradford.
The project is being overseen by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Leeds City Council and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
Construction of the cycle superhighway follows last year’s hosting of the Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire.
Geoff Poyzer, managing director of the highways and utilities division of North Midland, said: “This is a highly prestigious project which will provide many benefits to the region in terms of health and access to leisure. ”
“We are delighted to be involved in a scheme which has been inspired by the tremendous success of the Tour de France and we are confident the cycle superhighway will provide significant benefits to existing cycling enthusiasts and those who have been encouraged to take it up – whether as a hobby or as a means of commuting.“