Residents and motorists in Cornholme are being advised of upcoming resurfacing works through the village on the A646 Burnley Road.
The condition of the road surface in Cornholme has deteriorated and the heavy rain over winter has made the problem worse.
A programme of resurfacing work is scheduled for the first three weeks in August, starting at the Staff of Life pub and running for just over a kilometre up to Bobbin Mill Close.
This stretch of road is very narrow, so to complete the work it will be necessary to close the road to traffic. To try and limit the disruption as much as possible the work will be carried out between 9pm and 6am, with overnight closures in place. This has been agreed with bus companies to enable the majority of evening services to run as normal.
Access for residents will be maintained where possible but this may not always be in both directions and will be subject to delays. Every effort will be made to minimise the noise and disturbance, however those living nearby should expect some level of disruption.
The resurfacing is due to be complete by Friday 19 August, although workers will aim to complete the work as quickly as possible.
Nearby, road repairs have also been carried out on Burnley Road and Rochdale Road in Todmorden. To address the deterioration of the roads, potholes have been filled and the surfaces patched and dressed to provide a hardwearing seal. Patching and dressing aim to prevent further deterioration, extend the life of the road by five to 10 years and provide good value for money. In Hebden Bridge and Sowerby Bridge, roads have had to be fully resurfaced as they had deteriorated so much that patching and dressing would not have worked.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said:
“The road surface on Burnley Road through Cornholme is in poor condition, and as part of our ongoing commitment to tackle potholes in the borough, requires resurfacing works to be carried out. This is in addition to similar works we have already undertaken across the Upper Valley.
“Unfortunately, due to the width of the road, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic. To minimise disruption these closures will take place overnight from 9pm to 6am, with the road reopening each day for the morning rush hour.
“We will do all that we can to limit disruption to road users, residents and businesses in the area while the maintenance is carried out, and thank people in advance for their patience.”