CONTRACTORS will fix a busy road after “cocking up” the work the first time round.
And they’ll have to foot the bill.
New Hey Road, which connects Huddersfield to the M62, was resurfaced last summer.
But problems soon developed with the tarmacadamed surface.
Clr Tony Brice, who represents Lindley on Kirklees Council, said: “I received a lot of complaints from motorists that the surface was flaking off.
“The contractors made a cock-up. It was diabolical and it should never have happened on a major road.”
Three-day remedial work will begin today, weather permitting, between the Merrie England cafe and the M62 junction.
Clr Brice said: “The road couldn’t be resurfaced until this time of year because it’s a job that needs to be done in relatively hot weather.”
He added: “The work won’t cost the council anything because the contractor will have to do it at their own expense.”
Clr Brice is much happier with maintenance work on Halifax Road – which also connects Huddersfield to the M62.
The stretch of road between Blacker Road and Birkby Road was resurfaced last month.
Clr Brice said: “I have nothing but praise for the way the work was done. There was a minimum of disruption and the new surface is absolutely fantastic.”
The Conservative councillor added that he hoped he road wouldn’t be dug up in coming months.
Clr Brice said: “For the first 12 months after a road has been resurfaced, water and gas companies can only work on it in an emergency.
“I’ll be watching and, if any of the companies want to work on Halifax Road, I’ll want to know exactly what the emergency is.”