AN accident blackspot could be in line for urgent safety measures.
Kirklees Council highways officers are drawing up plans to improve safety on the A635 Penistone Road from Shepley to New Mill.
There have been several accidents - including three fatal crashes - on that stretch of road.
Officials are asking residents and people who use the busy road to comment on draft plans which aim to reduce casualties and raise awareness of dangers.
The move is the result of the high number of collisions involving injuries along the stretch of road and concerns about speeding motorists.
There were 25 accidents in the five years up to the end of 2005.
One resulted in a death and seven involved serious injuries.
Two other accidents since council officials made their study resulted in deaths.
The proposed scheme will include:
* Speed limit cut from 60mph to 50mph from the Lane Head Road junction to the new proposed 30mph `gateway' in New Mill.
* Roads adjoining the A635 may also be considered for lower speed limits.
* A speed-activated sign to warn of the double bends ahead when approaching Gate Foot Lane in a south westerly direction.
* Extended double white lines near the Row Gate and Marsh Lane junctions.
* Edge of carriageway markings to highlight the road along most of the route
* Two new pedestrian refuges between the junction of Lane Head Road and Cross Lane.
* Improved signs to highlight the road conditions and encourage drivers to keep to an appropriate speed.
Anyone who wants to take part in the talks on the proposed measures is urged to contact Kirklees Council.
They need to ask for a questionnaire to be sent by post from Alison Cockayne on 01484 225638.
Questionnaires should be returned to her at Kirklees Council, FREE- POST HF 328, Huddersfield HD1 6DQ before Friday, February 9.