A629 Ainley Top to Huddersfield

Congestion, long journey times and poor air quality is currently experienced along the A629. Kirklees Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working toward a programme of transport improvements on the A629 between Huddersfield and Ainley Top that will address these issues and drive economic growth.


The proposals form part of a series of highway improvements to the A629 between Huddersfield and Halifax.

The current status is that Kirklees Council are proposing make improvements at the following locations:

  • Blacker Road / New North Road / Edgerton Road / Edgerton Grove Road junction (Blacker Road Jct). Potential to widen the road along New North Road, Edgerton Road and Blacker Road to provide more traffic lanes approaching the junction.
  • Halifax Road / Birkby Road / East Street junction (Cavalry Arms Jct). Birkby Road is proposed to be re-aligned to remove the wide stagger.
  • Between Cavalry Arms Jct and Birchencliffe Hill Road. The proposal is to remove parking from both sides of the road to improve traffic flow and enable footways to be used safely.
  • Yew Tree Road to Ainley Top roundabout (Ainley Top). The plan put forward includes lengthening the approach lanes to the roundabout from Yew Tree Road, addition of a new signal controlled left slip to bypass the roundabout for traffic travelling to the M62 and a dedicated northbound cycle lane (Yew Tree Road to roundabout).


  • Reduce congestion
  • Reduce the potential for accidents and improve connectivity between Huddersfield and Halifax and the m62
  • Improve air quality
  • Improve conditions for local residents and businesses
  • Improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve bus reliability and services
  • Enable access to land for housing and employment developments

To find out more, visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/majorschemes