Calderdale Council expects to spend more than £750,000 on bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to town.
But senior councillors and officials insist the money earmarked to meet the cost of the Tour de France coming through Calderdale will be money well spent.
And they believe it will leave a lasting legacy which will bring sporting and tourism benefits to the area.
Details of the planned spend are to be revealed in a report to the council’s Scrutiny Panel on Thursday.
The bill for Calderdale taxpayers is expected to be £767,515, with a further £233,051 being allocated to the district by the Government.
Part of the budget to be set aside by the council will be for work on the expected route, which is due to be confirmed next month.
Council officers anticipate £300,000 will be spent on essential resurfacing works along roads to be used by the cyclists.
Stewarding costs will be about £43,000 while it will cost an estimated £60,000 to remove some traffic islands and bollards that could prove a hazard.
Special “spectator hubs” will be set up at key points along the route to allow people to get a proper view of the cyclists and the Tour cavalcade and these will also host festival events.
Similar moves are being planned in Kirklees.
The Tour, which hits Yorkshire on July 5 and 6 next year, will see riders head through Calderdale and Huddersfield on the second day.
The race through this area is expected to finish with a climb up Holme Moss.
Calderdale director for communities Robin Tuddenham said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the borough to reap the economic benefits of the event and also to build a legacy which will be felt for many years to come in terms of health, environmental and tourism improvements.
“Hosting the Grand Depart in 2007 generated an estimated £73m of economic benefit to London and £15m to Kent. A further £35m was generated in publicity.”