Essential maintenance on roads in Skircoat

Road works signage

Calderdale Council is carrying out essential maintenance to Skircoat Moor Road, Skircoat Green Road and the Dryclough Lane junction in Halifax.

Work will start on Monday 5 September to plane and resurface the carriageway surface of Skircoat Moor Road from Birdcage Lane down to and including the Skircoat Green Road / Dryclough Lane crossroadsand Skircoat Green Road from the library, back to the crossroads. The work is due to be complete by Wednesday 21 September.

To ensure the safety of road users and the workforce, it will be necessary to close this section of the road to traffic from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, for the duration of the works.

Residents and businesses along the closure route have been informed and access for those living or working on the road will be maintained where possible in one direction or the other, however there will be no through route.

Left-turn access to Calderdale Royal Hospital from Huddersfield Road will be unaffected. Diversions will be in place via Huddersfield Road and Free School Lane to access from other directions. Access to the Accident and Emergency department is as normal.

Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:

“This is a busy route which provides important access to local amenities and residential areas. To ensure the road is fit for purpose, we’re carrying out essential maintenance to improve its surface and prolong its lifespan.

“Whilst work is taking place it will be necessary for part of the road to be closed. We’ll be doing everything we can to complete the works quickly and have extended the weekday work period to minimise the number of days on site. However, we advise that people allow extra time for their journeys around the works, especially those who would use this route to access the main hospital entrance.”

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