IT'S motoring misery for Huddersfield drivers.
Roadworks are causing delays for motorists on four of Huddersfield's major routes.
Traffic cones and barriers are clogging up Bradford Road, at Fartown, New North Road near Highfields, Woodhead Road at Honley and Newsome Road South, between Lockwood and Berry Brow.
The roadworks on Bradford Road are the result of a major improvement scheme on the route.
Pavements and roads are being re-surfaced from Huddersfield ring road to the Kirklees boundary.
Street lights and traffic lights are being upgraded and bus shelters and bus access kerbing and traffic signals are being improved.
The first phase of roadworks from Huddersfield town centre to Longhill Road started last month.
A second phase is being planned. It will cover the stretch from Longhill Road to the Kirklees boundary.
The roadworks on New North Road, near Highfields, are due to Transco work which is due to end on March 12.
However, once Transco is finished, Kirklees Council will begin reconstruction work and resurfacing on the same stretch of road.
At Newsome Road South, motorists can expect delays until February 19.
Work is being carried out on pipes by Yorkshire Water.
Woodhead Road in Honley has been suffering traffic delays since January, due to works by Yorkshire Water.
These works are due to finish soon.
Kirklees Council is also carrying out a traffic survey on the stretch of road.
* Drivers will spend the equivalent of an extra working week a year stuck in traffic by the end of the decade unless the Government changes its transport policy, a campaign group warned today.
The average person currently spends just more than 35 minutes a day in a car, either as a driver or passenger, but this is set to rise to almost 42 minutes a day by 2010, according to the Way To Go coalition of environmental groups.
This increase, which is based on predictions of a 17% rise in traffic levels, will mean drivers spending an extra 35 hours a year travelling to work in a car, the group said.