Category Archives: Roads and Highways

Journey times have improved significantly following the completion of work to remodel the A629 / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction in Halifax last month. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to reduce traffic congestion and delays, and to make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle in the area.  These benefits… read more … about Transforming travel in Calderdale>>

Junction works complete

Work is now complete on three schemes to repair flood damaged roads and structures in Calderdale.  Three flood recovery schemes recently reached their conclusions – a new footbridge at Shibden Park, work to repair Wakefield Road at Salterhebble and works at Robin Wood Mill on Burnley Road.  These areas were all badly affected by the… read more … about Further flood schemes now complete>>

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Police in Calderdale are appealing for any information following several thefts from parking meters in Halifax.  Ticket machines in car parks on Prescott Street, Union Street and North Bridge in Halifax town centre are among those that have been targeted, as well as machines in Akroyd Place, Delph Street and Cripplegate.  The offences are believed… read more … about Appeal: Thefts From Parking Meters, Halifax>>

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Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May followingsignificant repair works. The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified… read more … about Flood-hit road to reopen>>

Flooding waves

A new strategy to improve the safety of Calderdale roads will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Council has already made a firm commitment to improving local road safety.  Since 2014 it has been implementing a roll out of 20mph areas in streets and villages across Calderdale. Early findings… read more … about Making Calderdale’s roads safer>>

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It’s now less than month until the Tour de Yorkshire cycles into Calderdale, and visitors and residents are being reminded of the road closure arrangements on the day.  On Sunday 30 April, 18 teams of cyclists will travel through Calderdale as part of Stage 3 of the race. To make sure that spectators, cyclists, support… read more … about Travel plans for the Tour>>

Cyclists

A new campaign to encourage people to leave their car at home one day a week will launch in Calderdale this April. By persuading people to take at least one in five of their journeys by bike, foot, train or bus, Calderdale Council hopes the campaign will encourage people to be more physically active, improve… read more … about Leave the car at home for 1 in 5>>

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones will officially reopen Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath as part of a free community celebration event on Sunday 2 April 2017. There will be a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family from 10am to 4pm, with the official reopening due to take place along the Calder and… read more … about Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed>>

Elland Bridge infographic

Cycling around Calderdale could soon be a lot easier, as members discuss the introduction of a Calderdale Cycling Strategy.  Cycling is a popular activity in Calderdale, with participation rates for the sport 14% higher than the Yorkshire or national average. However, using cycling as a method of commuting or as a mode of travel for… read more … about Cycling boost for Calderdale>>

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