A programme of work to help inform major transport schemes in Calderdale is being considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.
Councillors will look at options for the development of a ‘multi-modal transport model’. This is a complex transportation project which would look at the current use and performance of the transport network in the borough, assessing use of private vehicles, public transport, and walking and cycling. From this, forecasts would be made about how the network is likely to perform in the future.
The model would be developed with funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and once complete would support the Council’s bids for further funding for West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund projects in Calderdale.
This will include work on the A641 improvement scheme which aims to significantly improve journey times and reduce congestion in and around Brighouse; helping to boost economic growth and improve the town’s road, cycling and pedestrian travel network. The model will also inform and support the development and delivery of a number of other planned projects, including:
- A629 Huddersfield to Halifax project (in partnership with Kirklees Council)
- Halifax Station Gateway project
- Elland Station project
- North East Calderdale Transformation Project (the transport network around Hipperholme, Shelf and Northowram)
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Cllr Barry Collins, said:
“The exciting programme of development as part of Calderdale’s Next Chapter requires a great deal of complex design work and analysis. Construction of this transport model would ensure that we have a clear overview of the current transport usage and congestion issues to help us develop the best scheme possible.
“With the total value of planned transportation works in Calderdale at a staggering £244million, it’s important that we can fully evidence the scope of works required for each project, to support our submissions for required external funding.”
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Fund has been part-funded through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of funding to drive growth and job creation across the Leeds City Region.
For more information about the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund programme in Calderdale, head to www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk(external link)
The Cabinet meeting will take place on Monday 3 December from 6pm at Halifax Town Hall.