Category Archives: Roads and Highways

The Canal & River Trust and Calderdale Council, who are working together to rebuild Elland Bridge, have revised the bridge’s expected reopening date in light of recent icy weather conditions. Joint statement from the Canal & River Trust and Calderdale Council: “We really hoped that the bridge could be reopened by the end of January… read more … about Elland Bridge update>>

Elland Bridge infographic

The newly rebuilt Elland Bridge is expected to be open to pedestrians and cyclists by the end of next week – a key milestone in the final stage of construction before the expected full reopening of the bridge to traffic later this month. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “This is good news for… read more … about Elland Bridge due to open to pedestrians and cyclists next week>>

Elland Bridge infographic

West Yorkshire Combined Authority media release: Direct economic impact of the 2015 Boxing Day floods stands at half a billion pounds. 4,000 homes and 2,000 businesses affected. £207 million already invested in flood mitigation and defence measures in Leeds City Region. A further £25 million needed to accelerate 10 flood defence schemes by 2021 but… read more … about Significant progress made since 2015 Boxing Day floods but 90,000 homes still at risk without further investment>>

Flooding waves

After the recent spell of relatively calm weather, the Met Office has predicted a change to more stormy conditions for the Christmas period, named Storm Barbara.  In response to the latest forecasts, Calderdale Council is continuing to make preparations and monitor weather conditions.    Two weather fronts are expected, with yellow weather warnings for wind issued… read more … about Preparations for Storm Barbara>>

Calderdale Council

Since unprecedented floods hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council has been working tirelessly with other organisations and local people to help the borough recover and to protect communities from further flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “The floods caused devastation across 25 miles of Calderdale. Over 2000 residents and more than… read more … about One year on from the floods>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener team has been working hard to make sure that no autumn leaves are left behind as we enter the winter season.  Since the start of November the team has been out in force using gully wagons, sweepers and manually clearing leaves across Calderdale.    Two large sweepers are working a ten-hour… read more … about Council makes a clean sweep>>

Sweeper

Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date due to complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities. It is now anticipated that the new bridge should open in January 2017, although the Trust and the Council will continue… read more … about Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge>>

Flooding waves

Recommendations to improve parking in Calderdale and revise parking charges to support highway investment will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 December 2016. This discussion will mark the final stage in the current review of parking charges across Calderdale before changes come into effect. It has been five years since the Council… read more … about Improving parking in Calderdale>>

Parking sign

Visitors to Halifax now have more options for car parking, as a temporary car park has opened on the former Cow Green multi-storey town centre site.  The original car park was closed in 2013 due to severe structural deterioration. In February this year, it was demolished and the site cleared for redevelopment.  While future development… read more … about Extra parking option for Halifax>>

Parking sign