MAJOR roadworks are planned for a busy road in Liversedge.
Kirklees Council has scheduled improvements on the A638, from Dewsbury, through Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton to Oakenshaw.
They will improve public transport, reduce accidents, help disabled people, encourage walking and cycling and increase the efficiency of the transport system along this important route.
Public consultation is under way on the last remaining major roadworks on the A638 at Liversedge between the A62 Huddersfield Road/Leeds Road and Weavers Croft.
The original 2002 proposals have been developed further in response to comments received.
The new plans now include:
* Ten new crossing areas for pedestrians.
* A 24-hour bus and cycle lane from near Listing Lane to the A62 at Frost Hill.
* Formal parking areas including some for permit holders only.
* Improvements at bus stops to make it easier to get on and off the bus, including new bus shelters.
* Extensions to existing cycle lanes that currently start and finish near Weavers Croft.
* New lengths of double yellow lines (`no waiting at any time') to control inappropriate parking and protect the crossing areas.
Residents can also discuss the proposals with Kirklees Council highway engineers at the Spen Valley Area Committee meeting on September 28 at Roberttown Community Centre at 7.30pm.
Questions or comments about the proposals can also be made to Chris Johnson of Kirklees Highways and Transportation on 01484 225616, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or through the ROSS freephone number 0800 731 8765.
It is expected work will start in January 2005.
The roadworks proposals can be viewed at:
Spenborough Swimming Pool, September 20 to 26: Monday to Friday, 7am to 9.30pm; Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Sunday, 8am to 7.30pm
Cleckheaton Town Hall, September 27 to October 1: Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5.15pm; Friday, 8.45am to 4.45pm
Heckmondwike Library, October 4 to 9: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9am to 7pm; Wednesday, closed; Thursday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 4pm