Category Archives: Roads and Highways

The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards. Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust(external link), the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to rebuild the… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award>>

It’s now almost a year since Elland Bridge reopened to traffic – a milestone in Calderdale’s recovery from the Boxing Day floods.  On 26 December 2015, Calderdale experienced an unprecedented flooding event. The scale of the flooding was overwhelming and along with damage to homes, businesses and schools, many roads and bridges were badly damaged or… read more … about A year on from Elland Bridge reopening>>

Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Strategic Infrastructure, Steven Lee, said: “Calderdale, like other West Yorkshire areas, is currently facing a difficult and complex pattern of weather conditions, with variable snow, heavy rain, low temperatures and strong winds. In response, the Council’s winter service is on full, 24 hour standby, working throughout the borough to keep… read more … about Preparing for bad weather>>

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Calderdale’s final phase of the A629 highway project has moved a step closer, with agreement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for further investment in connectivity improvements between Halifax and Huddersfield.  The £570,000 funding enables feasibility work to begin on Phase 4 of the scheme, which looks to address congestion around Ainley Top and improve… read more … about Moving forward with infrastructure improvements>>

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Over the last two years the local community, Calderdale Council and partner organisations have been working hard to recover from the floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015 and to prepare for future flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of the way that local communities and businesses have… read more … about Two years on from the floods>>

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Calderdale Council is responding to public concerns about gritting and revising its approach following the further bout of persistent and severe weather last week. This has led to further actions to ensure a level of gritting across Calderdale that is consistent with previous practice. The Council has fully reassessed its pilot policy, resulting in the… read more … about Winter gritting – Council responds>>

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Overnight closures are scheduled for Wakefield Road, Brighouse to allow for essential maintenance. Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A644 between the M62 Junction 25 roundabout and the entrance to the Huddersfield North Premier Inn. The work is due to start on Tuesday 14 November and involves the planing and resurfacing of… read more … about Repairs to Wakefield Road, Brighouse>>