Work will begin shortly to repaint the street markings throughout Halifax town centre thanks to a re-lining programme commissioned by Calderdale Council.
From Monday 2 February 2015 all road markings, such as parking bays, give way lines, lane dividers, yellow lines, kerb markings, pedestrian crossings and disabled bays in the town centre will be recoated to make sure that they are clearly visible.
Calderdale Council’s Director of Economy and Environment, Ian Gray said:
“Although the re-lining programme is extensive we have planned a rolling programme of road closures to keep disruption to a minimum. Our operatives will work between 6pm and 2am from Mondays to Fridays to avoid peak travel times.
“We anticipate that it will take four weeks to complete the work, although this is dependent on the weather as snow and ice will bring delays to the schedule.
“The programme doesn’t affect enforcement as we’re only restoring the existing lines on our roads. Overall it should smarten up the streets within the town centre and make sure that restrictions are clear to road users and pedestrians.”
The programme coincides with the introduction of the new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Halifax town centre on Monday 2 February 2015. The new TRO will allow the Council to reinstate parking charges and enforce all parking restrictions across the 20 streets in the central area of Halifax, which were lifted on 8 October 2014.