Category Archives: Roads and Highways

Members of our building control and emergency planning teams remain on site following the mill fire at the former Walkley Clogs factory on Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge. The Council is working with partner organisations to investigate and support the building owner to ensure that the building is safe. Burnley Road remains fully closed to vehicles,… read more … about Response to building fire in Hebden Bridge>>

Roadworks

Calderdale Council is looking to declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) on the A58 at New Bank, Halifax. In order to inform the Council’s ongoing work to tackle air pollution and support the continued fight against climate change, air quality is regularly monitored across the borough. This monitoring has identified that levels of Nitrogen… read more … about Taking action to tackle air pollution>>

Cllr Patient

Over £7 million is to be invested in Calderdale’s highways over the next 12 months, according to a report which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Calderdale Council is responsible for more than 1000km of adopted highway, 283 highways bridges, 60 culverts and 730km of walls.  These assets are regularly inspected and a programme… read more … about Investing in our highways network>>

Surface patching

Plans for the fourth project in the £120m, A629 improvement programme between Halifax and Huddersfield are moving forward, following approvals by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee.  The project complements the work of the other stages of the A629 scheme being delivered by Calderdale and Kirklees Councils, through improvements to walking, cycling and bus… read more … about Next steps for A629 programme>>

Next Chapter

Press release from the Environment Agency Motorists driving through Mytholmroyd will be temporarily diverted through the fire station’s forecourt during the next stage of the flood defence scheme to provide better protection for 400 properties in the village. The temporary diversion is needed to enable connections to be made across the new bridge into existing… read more … about Road closure avoided in Mytholmroyd as vital flood defence scheme progresses>>

Combatting vehicle engine idling is a major focus of Calderdale Council’s new campaign to tackle air pollution. Idling (where a vehicle’s engine is left running whilst stationary) can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as when a vehicle is moving. Air pollution is damaging our health and the environment. Calderdale Council is fighting… read more … about Stop idling – save our environment>>

A programme of surface dressing work is taking place on roads throughout Calderdale, as part of a West Yorkshire wide programme. Roads across the borough, which have been identified as being in need of surface improvements, will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work… read more … about Programme of surface work across the borough>>

Roadworks

Planning permission has now been granted for the next phase of the £120 million, A629 improvement programme, which will see work take place around the Calder and Hebble junction.  The A629 is a key route through the borough and the planned major upgrade will provide a 30% reduction in journey times, make bus journeys quicker… read more … about Green light for Calder and Hebble junction project>>

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