Next major milestone for Salterhebble to Shaw Hill scheme

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The A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill transport scheme is due to enter one of its last major stages, as overnight road resurfacing work is scheduled to start at the end of August.

The existing road surface will be replaced in phases along the route, marking a significant milestone in Calderdale Council’s project to help drive economic growth through improved journey times and reduced congestion.

Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, said:

“It’s exciting to see the improvements between Salterhebble and Shaw Hill really taking shape. Once complete, Salterhebble Hill will be wider and there will be smarter traffic lights, improved air quality, better facilities and safer journeys for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.


“We’ve carried out extensive planning to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and the travelling public whilst these essential resurfacing works take place.”

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee said:

“I am pleased to see this key West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund scheme, designed to support inclusive growth and jobs by speeding up journeys along this major route, is reaching its final stages.


“I hope people won’t be too inconvenienced by this re-surfacing work, which is vital to bringing the scheme’s significant benefits into effect.”

The phased works will be carried out overnight, between 7pm and 6am, and any works involving pneumatic breaking equipment will be completed by 11.30pm to minimise any disturbance during the night. All road closures, diversion routes and traffic management will be clearly marked, and signs notifying people of closures will be in place two weeks before the closure.

Resurfacing is scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday 28 August to Saturday 1 September – Shaw Hill to the Coronation Road pedestrian crossing. The junction of Coronation Road and Huddersfield Road will be closed and access will not be available for residents by vehicle during the hours of the works. Parking in the bus lane on Huddersfield Road will be suspended 24 hours a day during the works period.
  • Monday 3 to Saturday 8 September – Coronation Road to Dryclough Lane. The junctions between Huddersfield Road and Stafford Square, Stafford Place and Limes Avenue will be closed and access will not be available for residents by vehicle during the hours of the works. Parking arrangements on Huddersfield Road between Coronation Road and Dryclough Lane will be suspended 24 hours a day during the works period.

During both of the above phases, Huddersfield Road residents are advised to park on neighbouring roads or at the temporary parking available at Spring Hall sports facility (from 28 August to 1 September there will be no access to Spring Hall after 7pm and before 6am but cars can be left overnight).

  • Monday 10 to Thursday 13 September – Dudwell Lane to Dryclough Lane. This section of road will be closed and access will not be available for residents by vehicle during the hours of the works.
  • Thursday 13 to Tuesday 18 September – Falcon Street to Dudwell Lane. The Dudwell Lane junction will be closed but Huddersfield Road will stay open. There will be two-way traffic lights on Salterhebble Hill.

The diversion route during all works will be from Shaw Hill via Skircoat Road and Dudwell Lane.

Resurfacing works are highly weather-dependent and the timescales may have to change if the weather stops the works taking place as planned.

From September through to early 2019, work will include completing the Dryclough Lane junction remodelling and reopening the road; planting the ‘vertical garden’ on the hillside retaining wall at Salterhebble; and widening the road at the bottom of Salterhebble Hill.

The project is one part of a wider package of transport improvements to improve journey times on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield, funded through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across the Leeds City Region.

It is part of the Council’s Next Chapter investment programme, which will see major developments in transport, public spaces and business premises. Visit link) and follow #CdaleNextChapter on Twitter to find out more. For specific questions about the resurfacing works and diversion arrangements, get in touch with

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