Category Archives: Roads and Highways

Overnight closures are scheduled on Rochdale Road and Saddleworth Road in West Vale, for essential maintenance.  From Monday 13 March both roads from Long Wall up to the junction with Stainland Road will be closed from 10pm – 5.30am to allow for the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface.  The closure is necessary to… read more … about Overnight closures for essential maintenance>>

Roadworks

Overnight closures are scheduled for Brighouse town centre to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A641, Huddersfield Road, between Aire Street and The Calder pub. The work is due to start on Wednesday 8 March and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work is… read more … about Brighouse road closure for essential repairs>>

Roadworks

Dozens of local people gathered today (Wednesday 8 February) to see Elland Bridge reopen to vehicles for the first time since it was destroyed by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.   Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, and Simon Bamford, director of asset delivery for the Canal & River Trust, declared the bridge open after cutting… read more … about Elland Bridge now open to traffic>>

Elland Bridge cars

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