A NOTORIOUS Mirfield road junction is to get safety measures.
The measures are designed to protect schoolchildren from speeding traffic.
The junction of Kitson Hill Road and Old Bank Road is notorious for bumps and near-misses involving youngsters, many of therm from nearby Mirfield Free Grammar School, action will finally be taken at a cost of £70,000.
Mirfield councillor Kath Taylor said jostling children cramming the pavements presented a very real hazard - particularly as motorists drove too fast.
"There are an awful lot of children coming down there on the pavement," she said.
"They push each other off into the road and it's an accident waiting to happen," she added.
Proposed measures will include traffic-calming along Kitson Hill Road, adding `pinch points' at a school crossing patrol site on Old Bank Road and creating `build-outs' to help pedestrians cross the roads.
Footpaths will be widened, guard rails added, visibility improved and better signs and lines added.
An earlier scheme, which involved large, raised speed plateaux, was abandoned after the emergency services and bus companies complained.
Residents will be asked for their views of the scheme over the next few weeks.
They can view plans at the Mirfield Town Council offices, Mirfield Library or Old Bank Road Community Centre.
The closing date for comments is Friday, September 10.