UPDATED: Next major milestone for Salterhebble to Shaw Hill scheme

12th September, 2018

The A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill transport scheme entered one of its last major stages, as overnight road resurfacing work started 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.

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

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. The traffic management plan for this work is available here
  • Monday 3 to Saturday 8, and Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 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. The traffic management plan for this work is available here

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).

October

  • 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. The traffic management plan for this work is available here. 
  • 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 traffic management plan for this work will be available shortly. 
  • Salterhebble Hill

The diversion route during all works (apart from Salterhebble Hill) 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.