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The A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill transport scheme is entering its final stages with the recent completion of work at Dryclough Lane.
Final resurfacing work took place on Dryclough Lane on 16th October and the road has now reopened to traffic.
Major access improvements and junction remodeling at Dryclough Lane have helped to deliver improved and safer walking, cycling and public transport journeys, and reduced congestion along the A629 corridor.
The junction around Dryclough Lane has been completely remodeled, creating additional capacity into the hospital. There is also a new slip lane from Huddersfield Road towards Dryclough Lane, improving access to the hospital and reducing delays for people using Dryclough Lane to get to Skircoat Green.
New traffic signals have also been installed, which will communicate with each other via smart technology. The signals, when optimised, will be responsive to traffic conditions and make a significant improvement to traffic flow throughout the area.
The final phase, over the next few weeks, will see completion of the resurfacing work up to Falcon Street and on Salterhebble Hill. After completion of the Salterhebble phase, works will be left in a position to continue seamlessly with the next phase of A629 corridor upgrade programme, which is focused upon the Calder and Hebble junction.