Work is scheduled for mid-July to repair and improve the road surface through the centre of Hebden Bridge.
Calderdale Council is carrying out work on Market Street and Bridge Lanes in Hebden Bridge, between Holme Street and Mytholm Close, involving the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway.
The road is included on the Council’s highways maintenance schedule due to its poor condition, with faded road markings. The Council has also received requests from local people for work to be carried out on the road surface.
Work is set to take place from Monday 17 July and will be complete by Friday 28 July. To ensure the safety of road users and the workforce, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic from 8pm to 6am, Monday to Friday, for the duration of the works. There will be no traffic management during the day.
Residents and businesses along the closure route have been informed, with letters being sent to each affected address. Signage will also be in place. 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 Mytholmroyd, Littleborough and Todmorden.
The essential work has been scheduled at this time to follow other recent work in the area which required the digging up of the surface. It will ensure the road surface is fit for purpose and reinstating the road markings will improve safety for those walking or driving on the road.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, Cllr Jenny Lynn, said:
“We know from feedback from local people and from our own inspections that the road surface through the centre of Hebden Bridge is currently in a poor condition. As such, we’re carrying out resurfacing works and restoring the road markings which are in a particularly bad state.
“Ensuring the surface is fit for purpose is a priority for us, however, we do understand that this is a busy road, and any works will cause disruption for residents and businesses. We’re working hard to minimise this and will be carrying out the work in the late evening and overnight, and only on weekdays, to limit disruption as much as possible.
“I’d like to thank people for their patience during the road works in this area and reassure them that we are doing all we can to complete these works as quickly as possible and minimise disruption throughout.”