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Ugly new look for Huddersfield town centre pavement

Tarmac repair criticised by shoppers — but don't worry, it's not forever

A Huddersfield street in the heart of the town centre has taken on an ugly new look.

A large section of block paving at the top of King Street in Huddersfield has been patched up using tarmacadam.

It’s at the junction with New Street and the apparent botched job has left Examiner readers up in arms about the poor state of repairs on what is supposed to be a key retail zone.

Block paving patched with asphalt at top of King Street, Huddersfield.

One said they “couldn’t believe their eyes” at the rough and ready repair job on one of Huddersfield’s busiest shopping areas.

“Typical Kirklees,” she added.

But Kirklees Council said the patchwork was temporary while gas works were completed.

A council spokesperson said: “The tarmacadam put down on King Street is a temporary measure by Northern Gas Networks, as agreed with the council, in order to allow access for businesses whilst other work in undertaken by the council.

Block paving patched with asphalt at top of King Street, Huddersfield.

“The blocks have been removed for safe keeping.

“The permanent block paving will be reinstated by Northern Gas Networks once the council has completed its works.”



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