Category Archives: Roads and Highways

A report providing an overview of the ways in which Calderdale Council monitors and reviews air quality in the borough is being presented to the Council’s Cabinet, to help to inform any decisions to declare further Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). There are currently eight AQMAs in Calderdale. These have been declared in locations when… read more … about Reviewing air quality in Calderdale>>

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Over £7million is set to be invested in Calderdale’s highways network over the next 12 months, with the proposed work plan being considered by the Council’s Cabinet. Calderdale Council is responsible for more than 1000km of adopted highway, 365 highways bridges, 122 culverts and 730km of wall.  These assets are regularly inspected, and a programme… read more … about Investing in our highways network>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Ground surveys are taking place in and around Brighouse to help inform the further development of improvement plans for the A641. The A641 is a key route through Brighouse and connects Huddersfield and Bradford; on an average day it carries around 38,000 vehicles. A number of transport related issues are currently experienced on the road,… read more … about Works taking place to inform designs for A641 improvement scheme>>

Ground scanning work

Calderdale Council has completed work on a carbon neutral road resurfacing project – the first local authority to deliver a scheme of this kind in the North. The Council’s highways service has been working with contractor Miles Macadam to reduce and offset the carbon emissions created during road resurfacing work. This recognises the vital need… read more … about Innovative process supports carbon neutral highways maintenance>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Work has begun on the most significant phase of demolition works of the former Punchbowl pub building at Salterhebble, outside Halifax, as part of phase 1b of the A629 corridor improvement programme. The pub has been closed, and the building empty, for many years and was in poor condition, both inside and out. The building… read more … about Knockout for Punchbowl>>

Punchbowl demolition

Road users in Calderdale are being urged to make themselves aware of upcoming changes to bus lane restrictions. There are currently four area in Calderdale with designated bus lanes, these are: A646 Burnley Road, King Cross (eastbound) A629 Huddersfield Road (Calderdale Way), Ainley Top (southbound) A629 Skircoat Road, Skircoat (northbound) A629 Huddersfield Road, Skircoat (southbound)… read more … about Be aware of upcoming bus lane changes>>

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Road closures are scheduled for Gooder Lane, Railway Street, Bridge End and Rastrick Common in Brighouse to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on Gooder Lane and Rastrick Common between Huddersfield Road and School Green. The work is due to start on Monday 28 February and involves the planing and… read more … about Essential maintenance on roads between Brighouse and Rastrick>>

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A key road between Elland and Brighouse will reopen early this month, following major repair work. Park Road has been closed since February 2020 when it was seriously damaged by a landslip after significant flooding caused by Storm Ciara. Vertical movement of 300mm caused cracking over a 60-metre length of the road, as well as… read more … about Reopening date for flood damaged Park Road>>

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A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.  Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from… read more … about Warm welcome for winter salt store>>

Salt barn