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A much complained about stretch of road in Oakes is to get £55k worth of repairs

The work to Greenfield Avenue has been agreed following complaints by residents

Clr Cahal Burke at Greenfield Avenue in Oakes which is set to be repaired thanks to £55k funding

A much complained about stretch of road in Oakes is set to be repaired after £55,000 worth of funding was agreed.

Kirklees Council has agreed to fund the improvements to Greenfield Avenue.

The move comes after numerous families contacted Lindley councillor Cahal Burke over the past 12 months.

They complained about the state of the road and the Lib Dem councillor put forward the case for investment and repair on their behalf.

The £55,000 needed to improve the worst sections of the road and pavements was secured early in the New Year.

Officers have confirmed that workers will be on site in early May.

They will resurface the highways and footpaths on the section of Greenfield Avenue running from its junction with Hollyfield Avenue past Tanyard Avenue and into the cul-de-sac.

The majority of the kerbs and channels will also be replaced.

Clr Burke said: “Ideally I’d like to have had all of Greenfield Avenue resurfaced - along with a number of other roads - but this is the most I can get the council to do at the moment.

“Not many roads are getting resurfaced currently so we’re quite fortunate to secure this funding.

“Hopefully we can look at getting more of the roads and pavements in this area of Oakes and across the ward improved in the near future.

“I’d like to thank all the residents for getting in touch and setting out their case. It helped me to convince the council and other councillors that the work needed to be done.”


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