Almost a quarter of a million pounds is to be spent resurfacing a busy road in Huddersfield.

After years of campaigning by local residents, East Street in Lindley is expected to be resurfaced during the school summer holidays.

The estimated cost of the work is £240,000, which will pay for the resurfacing, along with related works including essential drainage and minor footway maintenance such as kerb repairs.

Lindley Liberal Democrat councillor Cahal Burke said the resurfacing work was “fantastic news.”

He added: “After years of campaigning for more than just temporary patching works on East Street in Lindley I am extremely pleased that full resurfacing works are expected to take place during the school summer holidays.

Local campaigner Richard Eastwood and Clr Cahal Burke

“Together with any essential footway works, the limits of full road resurfacing are from Thorncliffe Street, Lindley, to Halifax Road, Birchencliffe.

“This is fantastic news but I know there is much more to do in the area and we will keep on campaigning for road and footway improvements.”

There have been complaints to Kirklees Council about potholes in East Street, especially around a zebra crossing close to Lindley Infants School.

Local residents say some of the potholes are so deep they have become “craters.”

East Street, Lindley, to be resurfaced.

Kirklees Council has said local roads have suffered particularly badly from the prolonged wet and cold weather this winter.

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It is currently resurfacing several roads in the town centre including some within the controversial “bus gates” scheme.

The work means a large part of Huddersfield town centre is off limits to drivers for two weeks.

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The council has stressed that pedestrian access will be maintained during the works.

A council spokesman said: “We can confirm that there will be a full reconstruction of East Street, Lindley, from Halifax Road to Lidget Street. The 2016/17 capital plan allocation for this is £240,000.”