HIGHWAYS chiefs have set a new date for the start of a village's delayed roadworks.
The 14-week operation in New Mill was held up because of the late delivery of essential concrete beams needed for a bridge extension.
Now, it has been revealed the project on the main A635 through the village will get under way on February 2.
Work is being done on the A635 - Holmfirth Road - between its junctions with The Crescent and Spring Lane.
Temporary road closures will take place at weekends.
The work, originally due to start today, will include:
* A new pavement on the western side of Holmfirth Road between the Duke of Leeds pub and Royd Avenue
* A new zebra crossing in Sheffield Road, just to the south of the junction with Holmfirth Road and to the north of Water Hall Court
* A new pedestrian refuge in Huddersfield Road opposite the White Hart pub
* A speed reduction scheme using signs and road markings
* Widened pavement near the post office entrance, to slow down traffic going up Penistone Road from Holmfirth Road
* New kerbs
* Repairs to drains.
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: "To keep inconvenience to a minimum, our contractors will work a seven-day week, with temporary road closures only at weekends."