ROADWORKS on main roads in the Huddersfield area are being stopped for Christmas.
The good news came from Kirklees Council, which said it would be joining utility companies in halting operations.
The move is being made in order to help shoppers, the council said.
Clr Ann Denham, the council's Cabinet member with responsibility for environment and highways, said: "As Christmas approaches, traffic levels increase and town centres get very busy with shoppers. This will help to reduce congestion and disruption."
Although environmental improvements taking place in Huddersfield town centre are nearly complete, they will be suspended until the New Year.
The pedestrianisation of Byram Street is complete and all traffic can now use Northumberland Street in both directions. Westgate, Kirkgate and John William Street will be completed in January.
However, improvements to create an attractive open space in the Macaulay Street triangle will continue in isolated self-contained areas through December. This should not affect shoppers or traffic flows.
Work ongoing on the A641 Bradford Road, Huddersfield, will also be suspended through December.
It will resume in early January and is due to be completed in April.
A small number of schemes will continue through December, mainly on minor roads where disruption will be minimal.
These include emergency works to deal with a landslip on the road and a roundabout scheme on the A642 Wakefield Road at Lepton.