WORK is to start on a busy Huddersfield road.
Work on Bradford Road estimated to cost £1.4m and last 30 weeks is due to begin on Monday.
Kirklees Council officials say the maintenance work and improvements on both carriageways of the road - the A641 - will strengthen it, prolong its life and provide smoother travel for drivers and passengers.
The work - between Northgate and Fartown Bar - will be the second phase of work on this major arterial route into and out of Huddersfield.
The work will be suspended over Christmas, from December 3 until January 10.
The maintenance work will include footway and carriageway resurfacing, together with new traffic signs and street lighting throughout.
Improvements will include new traffic signals throughout the route, with junction improvements at the Northgate/ring road junction just out of the town centre, as well as the Spaines Road/Fartown Green Road junction at Fartown Bar.
The plans also cover better pedestrian and cyclist facilities, improved facilities for public transport.
There will be a peak hour bus lane and raised bus border kerbing to create easier access for passengers.
Engineers will replace outdated landscaping features with self- contained planted areas and contrasting footway surfaces, to match other major routes into Huddersfield.
A lot of the planned improvements are subject a Traffic Regulation Order which is now being advertised.
The closing date for any comments will be Thursday, September 16.
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: "The purpose of the improvements is to reduce accidents, encourage bus travel, provide disabled-friendly access along footways and improve cycling facilities."