ONE of Huddersfield's busiest roads closed this morning for four weeks.
Firth Street, near the university is undergoing major work to install traffic-calming measures.
And it emerged today that the closure, originally planned for a fortnight, has been extended by two weeks.
Yorkshire Water is carrying out mains renewal work during the period of the road closure.
The £210,000 traffic-calming scheme aims to cut drivers' speed to 25mph and reduce accidents.
Five zebra crossings, speed plateaux and a pedestrian guard rail are to be installed.
A 23-year-old student was killed on the stretch in January 2001 and four others injured on Firth Street between 1999 and 2002.
Around 6,000 vehicles use the route every day and at peak times 600 people cross the street every 10 minutes.
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