Crossing promised for Huddersfield Road in Meltham
Aug 28 2010 by Barry Gibson, Hudd Sat
VILLAGERS have been promised a new pedestrian crossing on a busy road.
Kirklees Council will begin work on the crossing at the Co-op on Huddersfield Road in Meltham next month.
The work had been due to take place earlier this year, but was delayed.
The council’s cabinet member for highways Clr David Sheard has assured Holme Valley North Lib Dem Clr David Woodhead that work on the crossing will begin next month.
The installation is expected to take four or five weeks.
Clr Woodhead said: “At a recent meeting of the council I asked if there would be further delays to the crossing point and the answer I got from Clr Sheard was a resounding ‘no’.
“This is good news for people living in Meltham. With the financial situation at the council as it is, I hope the reassurance I have got over the delivery of the crossing will be welcomed by local people who have waited a long time for a crossing at this location.
“I understand that the work will now take place during the resurfacing of Huddersfield Road during September and November this year.
“This development will certainly make it easier and safer for shoppers and pedestrians to get from one side of the village to the other.
“It should also resolve the issue of people parking up on the pavements outside the Co-op which has caused quite a lot of damage to the kerbstones.”