Work will soon begin on a major highway improvement scheme in King Cross, Halifax.
Improvement works are taking place on King Cross Road and the Queens Road junction, which will aim to improve public transport access, pedestrian crossing facilities, and street parking availability.
King Cross is a very busy area which suffers from traffic congestion particularly during the morning and evening peak travel times, creating a bottleneck. This £400k scheme is the largest to be undertaken this year under the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan allocation, provided by a central government grant. Work will include:
- The construction of a bus only lane
- The introduction of free short-stay parking areas
- Two new zebra crossings
- The relocation of bus stops and bus shelter improvements
- New traffic signal controls at the Queens Road junction.
Traffic management systems will be in place, with off peak working where possible. Work is due to finish by the end of February 2015
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Cllr Peter Caffrey, said:
“We know that King Cross is a really busy area, particularly at rush hour, so this scheme has been designed to benefit bus users, motorists, pedestrians and businesses.
“We will do all that we can to minimise disruption while the work is carried out, and thank people in advance for their patience. Once the work is complete, the area should be a more attractive, organised and safe local shopping centre for businesses, residents and visitors.”
Scheme plans will be displayed at King Cross Library from Thursday13 November where comment forms will be available for any feedback. More information is also available by searching for King Cross Improvements at www.calderdale.gov.uk