Highways workers are to tackle problems at an accident blackspot in Huddersfield.

Kirklees Council have confirmed they plan to carry out work on the road surface on the B6118 from Kirkheaton to Grange Moor, which includes Highgate Lane, Bellstring Lane and Liley Lane.

The pledge came as police investigated yet another crash on the road and warned drivers of “slippery” road conditions.

In the latest incident. a car crashed into a field at the junction with Cockley hill Lane, Kirkheaton. The driver escaped serious injuires.

Now the council have revealed they have completed their investigations into the recent crashes.

They said they have happened as a result of a combination of factors – those being speed, driver behaviour, dirty road surface, and weather.

The council is now working on a plan to enhance the road environment and this will happen in two stages, with work on the road surface to come.

A spokesman said: “The council is aware that the two sets of traffic lights in place at the moment are causing congestion and frustration for drivers, and as a result will be removing the sets of lights nearest the Hare and Hounds.

“To maintain some control over traffic, until more permanent works can be carried out, a temporary 30mph limit will be installed where the signals have been removed. This will be monitored by local police.

“Because collisions are still occurring near Cockley Hill Lane, the traffic lights, additional signing and advisory 20mph limit will stay in place until further works to enhance the road surface have taken place.

Temporary traffic lights on Bellstring Lane near the junction of Cockley Hill Lane and Highgate Lane, Kirkheaton.

“The first stage of works will take place over the next few days.

“The second stage, which is still being finalised, will involve enhancing the road surface in key locations, and putting in additional signage, lining and chevron boards. They will also be adding double white lines and road studs. These works are expected to be completed within the next six to eight weeks.”

Clr Steve Hall added: “Whilst the council are working hard to make the road here as safe as possible, I would like to remind drivers of the importance of driving in response to the road conditions - if it is wet, icy or the road looks muddy please consider your speed.”#

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The latest crash saw police officers post a warning on social media.

The crash happened at the junction with Cockley Hill Lane shortly before 9am.

The car is recovered from the field off Highgate Lane, Kirkheaton

A Mini veered off the road, crashing into a field. It is thought the driver escaped serious injuries.

Officers from Kirklees Rural Neighbourhhod Policing Team were called to the scene, along with an ambulance crew.

The vehicle was recovered from the field by a truck. It had suffered a badly damaged roof.

Police later tweeted: “Drivers - please slow down and drive carefully this morning as some road surfaces are slippery.”