A huge part of Huddersfield town centre is to be off limits to drivers for two weeks.

Kirklees Council is planning to resurface several roads in the centre - including some in the controversial “bus gates” scheme.

It means that all drivers will be stopped from using the streets from Monday, April 18.

The council have stressed that pedestrian access will be maintained.

The affected roads are:

  • High Street (full length)
  • Albion Street (at junction with High Street),
  • Ramsden Street (full length),
  • Peel Street (full length)
  • Princess Street(at junction with Peel Street)

Ramsden Street and Peel Street, Huddersfield, to be closed for ten days

A Kirklees Council spokesperson said: “A road closure will be in place so that the council can carry out planned resurfacing works. Alternative routes will be clearly signposted.”

The alternative route is via Market Street, Westgate, Trinity Street, Castlegate, Queensgate and Alfred Street.

The planned work will also mean that bus passengers will be inconvenienced.

There are several bus services which use stops in Peel Street but all will be removed for the two weeks beginning Monday, April 18.

A Metro spokesman said: “Buses will not serve bus stops on High Street or Peel Street; they will operate from the Huddersfield bus station via the Ring Road.”

Ramsden Street and Peel Street, Huddersfield, to be closed for ten days

The diversions will apply to buses operated by First, Stotts, TLC and Yorkshire Tiger.

Parts of the sector to be resurfaced include those affected by the bus gates, which will mean only buses and Hackney cabs can use the roads.

The scheme is being introduced across the town centre and drivers will face penalty fines if they ignore the bus gate restrictions, which are enforced by camera.

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Earlier this month the council revealed that thousands of motorists who were caught out by Huddersfield’s “bus gates” have got lucky.

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Some 7,000 people broke the rules during the first seven weeks – but none were fined.

The unpopular traffic monitoring system was launched in the town centre on February 1 with everyone under the impression that people would be fined if they drove in the bus only zones.

But Kirklees Council has now admitted that no one was issued with a ticket until March 21.