Improvements scheduled for A681, Bacup Road

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Road closures are scheduled for the A681, Bacup Road in Todmorden to allow for essential maintenance.

Calderdale Council is carrying out work on Bacup Road between Halshaw Clough and the Lancashire boundary. The work is due to start on Monday 21 September and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work is due to be complete by Friday 23 October.

To ensure the safety of road users and the workforce, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, for the duration of the works with additional daytime closures on Saturday 3, Sunday 4 and Saturday 17 October.

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.

Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times. Diversions will be in place, with traffic diverted via Todmorden, Cliveger and Bacup.

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

“This is the second phase of our work to improve the surface of this rural road. The first stage was completed just before the COVID lockdown and covered the section of road from the junction of Rochdale Road up to Halshaw Clough.

“The work has been carried out in stages to minimise disruption. We’ve also made sure that local residents and businesses have been kept informed and we’ve scheduled the full closure during normal working hours to avoid the busier periods of the day. Additional closures are required on selected weekend dates, but we’ve kept these to an absolute minimum.

“The initial work has made a real difference to the quality of the road surface and once this second phase is complete we’ll see a smoother, much-improved route for vehicles travelling between Todmorden and Bacup.” 


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