A speed sign warning drivers to slow down has finally been fitted.
The Speed Indicator Device (SID) is now in position on Laund Road in Salendine Nook.
The sign cost £8,500 and Huddersfield Area Committee approved its funding last September in a bid to highlight a driver’s speed and slow cars down.
Funding of the device came about in response to road safety concerns raised with councillor Cahal Burke in his survey.
Based on his finding, Clr Burke sought action from Kirklees Council.
Residents and local weather expert Paul Stevens also organised a petition calling for action.
This leant weight to Clr Burke’s application for funding, who welcomed the news that the sign has now been fitted.
He said that it will help reduce speeds, making the area safer for pedestrians and drivers.
The Examiner reported earlier this year that the SID had been left in council offices since May.
A council spokesperson said that before the device could be installed highways officers needed to agree exact locations with ward councillors.
Clr Burke said that he was surprised to see publicity about a delay as he believed that the location of Laund Road had been agreed.
He said: “I organised for this device to be funded in response to residents’ complaints about the speed of vehicles as they travel to and from New Hey Road.
“SIDs have had a positive impact in other areas and will do so again here, making the area safer for pedestrians and drivers.
“I’m happy the residents have got what they asked for even if it took a bit more time.”