Category Archives: Roads and Highways

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>>


Following a major water main burst on the A629, Huddersfield Road, it will be necessary to close a part of the road to traffic from 8pm tomorrow evening (Saturday 4 November) until approximately 1pm on Sunday 5 November. Traffic travelling from Halifax towards Huddersfield beyond Salterhebble will be unable to turn right onto the mini-roundabout… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Huddersfield Road>>


Calderdale Council is continuing the clean up after the period of intense rain and strong wind caused surface flooding in Calderdale on Saturday 21 October. The Environment Agency issued 14 flood warnings on Saturday evening for the River Calder across both the Upper and Lower Calder valleys. A number of localised surface flooding problems occurred,… read more … about Responding to surface flooding issues>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council has welcomed government proposals which would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption. If the plans are approved it would encourage companies to plan their work, avoiding busy routes and peak travel times. The utility companies could avoid charges by planning their works during… read more … about Council backs plans to keep traffic moving>>

Cllr Barry Collins

As winter approaches, Calderdale Council is preparing new plans for any spells of bad weather.  At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October, members will look at proposals for a new Winter Services policy, which has been prepared following a review of the service.  The revised service would follow the national highway… read more … about Keeping Calderdale moving in bad weather>>

Calderdale Council

Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge. Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group have been working to rebuild the bridge after the 19th century original was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015. Over the last 18 months, the bridge has… read more … about Flood-hit bridge reopens>>

Following a major gas escape on the A629, Skircoat Road it will be necessary to close a section of the road to traffic from 5am tomorrow morning (Thursday 17 August).  Due to the nature of the problem and the depth of the work needed, a short section of road at the junction with Hunger Hill… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Skircoat Road>>


A section of Skircoat Road in Halifax will be closed overnight from Monday 4 September, to allow for essential repairs.  Calderdale Council is carrying out work on the A629 between Prescott Street and Free School Lane. The work is due to start on Monday 4 September and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway…. read more … about Overnight closures for essential repairs>>