DRIVERS face a detour because of £370,000 road improvements.

Work being carried out on Wessenden Head Road, in Meltham, includes resurfacing, new light, drains and pavements.

Highways chiefs have warned the road will close for up to six weeks because it is so narrow.

The road will be closed from March 30 daily between 8am and 5.30pm from house number 124 to a point just over a mile from the junction with A635 Greenfield Road.

The alternative route is Holmfirth Road, Thick Hollins Road, A635 Greenfield Road and Wessenden Head Road - and vice-versa.