ROADS around Huddersfield's Greenhead Park are to be made safer.
Local councillor Linda Wild is delighted that a mini-roundabout and pedestrian crossing will be built to slow speeding traffic.
The mini-roundabout will be at the junction of Gledholt Road, Gledholt Bank, Heaton Road and Park Drive South.
The pedestrian crossing will be on Gledholt Road.
Clr Wild said it was five years since residents first started complaining of a traffic problem in the area.
"A lot of the residents of this area will be overjoyed at the news," she said. "There is a problem with levels of traffic, drivers speeding and heavy goods vehicles using this route as a rat run to Manchester Road.
"The roundabout will be at the junction of the four roads. This spot is particularly problematic to drivers and we have been lucky there have not been more serious accidents there over the years."
Clr Wild, chairman of Kirklees Council's Huddersfield area committee, said the measures were being put in place because of what residents had said.
Seven hundred questionnaires were sent out during public consultation.
"The results spelled out exactly what the issues were, and from that we will soon have safer roads.
"This is a victory for people power, and although it has taken some time to sort it out completely at least something will now be done," added Clr Wild.
Although it has not yet been confirmed exactly when the new roundabout and pedestrian crossing will be built, but Clr Wild said she expected it to be in the next financial year.